William Fitzwilliam Owen

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth17.9.1774CSORN
First Known Service4.6.1788CSORN
FatherWilliam Owen (1737-1778)ODNB
MotherSarah HaslamODNB
BrotherSir Edward William Campbell Rich Owen (1771-1849)EWIKI
Last Known Service21.12.1847CSORN
Date of Death3.11.1857

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
4.6.1788 Entered the NavyNBD1849
1794 Culloden (74), MidshipmanADM 171/8
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
25.10.1794 LieutenantCSORN
5.17971798Gunboat No. 24 (12), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.180012.1801Nancy, Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
7.180328.9.1808Seaflower (16), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
20.5.1809 CommanderCSORN
11.18105.1811Barracouta (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
2.5.1811 CaptainCSORN
8.18111813Cornelia (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
2.18211825Leven (20), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
2.2.18271831Eden (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
1847 Received the Naval General Service Medal with a clasp for the Defeat of the French Fleet, capture of six sail of the line and one sunk whilst serving on Culloden on 1794/06/01ADM 171/8
21.12.1847 Rear-AdmiralNBD1849


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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