Charles Shaw


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service8.4.1805CSORN
Last Known Service1.7.1814CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
8.4.1805 LieutenantCSORN
26.9.1811 CommanderCSORN
26.9.18111.7.1814Philomel (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
10.8.181212.8.1812Action at Benidorm 
1.7.1814 CaptainCSORN


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Posted by peter hicks on Thursday 19th of November 2020 19:16

Captain Shaw of HMS Termagant landed at St Helena on 20 August 1816, going from Cape to Spithead, Watson, A Polish exile with Napoleon, p. 249.


Posted by Caleb Shaw on Saturday 4th of April 2020 22:40

As a matter of fact, there is some doubt as to which 'Termagant' he returned to England with. Although the biography states the 28 gun, sixth rate, it was not commissioned until 1822, making it quite impossible, so it seems to be the Termagant sloop of 18 guns.


Posted by Caleb Shaw on Saturday 4th of April 2020 04:02

Captain Charles Shaw was born August 8, 1785, second son of Sir John Gregory Shaw, Bt. After his making post rank, he returned home in the Termagant, 28, and was subsequently employed for a brief time on the East India Station. He married, in 1822, Frances Ann, fourth daughter of Sir Henry Hawley, Bt, and died in Pembrey, Kent on May 2, 1829.

- Sourced from his biography recorded by John Marshall.

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