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Peter Rainier

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1741EWIKI
First Known Service26.5.1768EWIKI
Last Known Service9.11.1805EWIKI
Date of Death1808TRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
26.5.1768 Lieutenant ADM 6/20/204CSORN
3.5.1777 Commander ADM 6/21/304CSORN
3.5.17779.9.1778Ostrich (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/304
Issued by Clark Gayton (1712-1787), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 20.8.1777
29.10.1778 Captain ADM 6/21/464CSORN
29.10.177814.7.1779Tartar (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/464ADM 6/21
25.1.177920.7.1784Burford (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/504BWAS-1714
17.2.1782 Battle of Sadras 
12.4.1782 Battle of Providien 
6.7.1782 2nd Battle of Negapatam 
3.9.1782 Battle of Trincomalee 
20.6.1783 2nd Battle of Cuddalore 
20.9.178616.6.1790Astraea (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/356BWAS-1714
16.6.17903.12.1792Monarch (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/41BWAS-1714
8.1.17931.6.1795Suffolk (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/192BWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/180CSORN
1.6.17956.1796Suffolk (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
19.1.17971805Appointed Commander-in-Chief — East Indies ADM 6/26/60ADM 6/26
20.2.1797 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/26/67CSORN
14.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
18018.1803Victorious (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
29.4.1802 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
18041805Trident (64), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
23.4.1804 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the BlueCSORN


EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM 6/26ADM 6/26 Commission and Warrant Book 1796 May-1798 Archive

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Thursday 1st of May 2014 20:08

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 78:pt. 1 (1808).
At his house, in Great George street, Westminster, Peter Rainier Esq., Admiral of the Blue. He was made a post Captain Oct. 29, 1778; a Rear Admiral June 1, 1795; a Vice Admiral Feb. 14, 1799; and a Admiral of the Blue Nov. 9, 1805. He was Commander in Chief in the East Indies several years, where he amassed vast property, and returned thence about two years since. At the last General election, he was returned to Parliament for Sandwich, his native place, where his remains were interred, and which he is succeeded by his nephew, John Sprat Rainier, Esq., a Captain in the Royal Navy.

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