William Fortescue

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service5.11.1740CSORN
Last Known Service5.12.1763CSORN
Date of Death21.10.1775CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
5.11.1740 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/424ref:898
8.2.1745/46 Commander ADM 6/17/59CSORN
8.2.1745/4616.4.1746Aetna (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/59ADM 6/17
17.4.174614.1.1746/47Swift (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/92BWAS-1714
4.1.1757 CaptainCSORN
4.1.17574.5.1761Prince Edward (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/340BWAS-1714
24.8.1757 Prince Edward v French Frigate 
29.12.1758 Capture of Goree 
176122.6.1762Hero (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
22.6.17625.12.1763Achilles (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/418BWAS-1714


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
ref:898The Mid-eighteenth century navy from the perspective of captain Thomas Burnett and his peersAnne Byrne McLeodThesis
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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