Sir Richard Rodney Bligh


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth8.11.1737 - Gosport TRN3
First Known Service1750TRN3
FatherRichard Bligh (1713-1748)EWIKI
WifeMary Golightly (1745-1834)EWIKI
WifeAnn Worsley (1744-1797)EWIKI
SonGeorge Miller Bligh (1780-1834)EWIKI
NephewSir John Bligh (1770-1831)ref:616
BrotherJohn Bligh (1735-1795)ref:616
Last Known Service4.12.1813TRN3
Date of Death30.4.1821 - Belle Vue, SouthamptonODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
8.11.1737 Baptized in Holy Trinity Church, GosportEWIKI
1750 Rainbow (44), Midshipmanref:616
1756 Ramillies (90), MidshipmanODNB
20.5.1756 Battle of Minorca 
30.9.1757 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/76CSORN
22.10.1762 Commander ADM 6/20/38CSORN
22.10.17621764Virgin (12), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/38
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 9.7.1764
BWAS-1714
27.10.17746.12.1777Wasp (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/56BWAS-1714
6.12.1777 Captain ADM 6/21/342CSORN
6.12.17771.1.1780Camel (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/342BWAS-1714
31.12.1779 Affair of Fielding and Bylandt 
1.1.17801782Nemesis (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/74BWAS-1714
3.17823.1783Asia (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
20.10.1782 Battle of Cape Spartel 
10.17872.1788Pegase (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
28.8.179017.1.1791Dictator (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.17946.11.1794Alexander (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
23.10.1794 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.6.1795 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
1796 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHJ-DB
14.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1.1.1801 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
11.18032.1804Roebuck (44), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
23.4.1804 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
28.4.1808 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
4.12.1813 Admiral of the RedCSORN
16.5.1820 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
HJ-DBHistoric JamaicaFrank CundallBook
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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