Samuel Greig


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth30.11.1735CSORN
Baptism2.12.1735 - Inverkeithing , Fife CSORN
First Known Service26.12.1758CSORN
A.K.A.Samuil Karlovich GreigEWIKI
A.K.A.Самуи́л Ка́рлович ГрейгEWIKI
FatherCharles Greigref:1288
MotherJean Chartersref:1288
WifeSarah Cook (1752-1793) - Married 1.9.1768, Saint Petersburg ref:1289
SonAleksey Samuilovich Greig (1775-1845)EWIKI
SonJohn (1776-1792)ref:1289
SonSamuel (1778-1807)ref:1288
DaughterJean [Paterson] (1783-1820)ref:1289
SonCharles (1785-1817)ref:1289
Last Known Service26.10.1788CSORN
Date of Death26.10.1788CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
25.1.1762 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/5/412RNLPC
4.2.1762 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/384CSORN
16.4.1764 Resigned from the Navyref:1289
1.5.1764 Leitenantref:1289
1.5.17641788In the service of Russia - Known as Samuil Karlovich Greigref:1289
c.1768 Captainref:1289
c.8.17691770Trekh Ierarkhov (66), Captain and Commanding Officerref:1289
5.7.1770 Battle of Chios Strait 
7.7.1770 Battle of Chesma 
17721774Pobeda (66), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiralref:1289
21.10.17731774Sviatoi Velikomuchenik Isidor (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralRWAS
21.7.1775 Vice-Admiralref:1289
19.7.1776 Appointed Order of Saint Alexander Nevskyref:1289
23.6.178826.10.1788Rostislav (100), as Flag Officer, AdmiralW044
7.1788 Appointed First ClassOrder of Saint Vladimirref:1289
17.7.1788 Commanded the Russian Fleet at the Battle of Hogland 
17.7.1788 Commanded the Main Body at the Battle of Hogland 

Notes on Officer


Brief notes
He was a naval commander, vice-admiral. He joined the Russian service in 1763, before that he served in English Fleet. Being a member of Spiridov's squadron he commanded a ship detachment in Chesmen Battle (1770). In 1774 he was appointed commander-in-Chief of Kronschtadt port. In Russian-Swedish War (1788-1790) he commanded Baltic Fleet and won the victory in the Gogland naval Battle (1788).


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Posted by ian greig on Monday 23rd of December 2019 20:09

Samuel Greig was promoted to the rank of Grand Admiral by Empress Catherine the Great.

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