Edward Riou

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth20.11.1762 - Faversham, Kent, Faversham CSORN
First Known Service28.10.1780CSORN
Last Known Service3.1794CSORN
Date of Death2.4.1801 - Battle of Copenhagen
Cause of DeathEnemy actionCSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
28.10.1780 Lieutenant ADM 6/22/188CSORN
12.4.178319.4.1783Ganges (74), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/23/48ADM 6/23
19.4.1783 Ganges (74), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/23/53ADM 6/23
4.17899.1789Guardian (44), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
9.1789 CommanderBWAS-1714
9.178912.4.1790Guardian (44), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
21.9.179015.2.1791Rattlesnake (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/69ADM 6/24
4.6.1791 Captain ADM 6/24/124CSORN
4.6.1791 Brilliant (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/124ADM 6/24
20.6.17933.1794Rose (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/247BWAS-1714
11.179450.17.1794Beaulieu (40), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.17992.4.1801Amazon (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
2.4.1801 Battle of Copenhagen 


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 17th of May 2012 17:32

Jun 1799 appointed to Amazon 38 and still in command at the 1st battle of Copenhagen where he was killed in action. Command of the Amazon devolved to the first lieutenant John Quilliam

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