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Sir Richard Onslow (1st Baronet of Althain)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth23.6.1741CSORN
First Known Service17.12.1758CSORN
FatherLieutenant-General Richard Onslow (c.1697–1760)ODNB
MotherPooley WaltonODNB
Wife Anne Michell, daughter of Commodore Matthew Michell - Married 1773ODNB
Last Known Service9.11.1805CSORN
Date of Death27.12.1817

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17.12.1758 LieutenantCSORN
11.2.1761 CommanderCSORN
11.2.176114.4.1762
Martin (14) 1761-1784
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/277
BWAS-1714
14.4.1762 CaptainCSORN
14.4.176216.9.1762
Humber (44) 1748-1762
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/401
BWAS-1714
29.11.176222.5.1763
Phoenix (44) 1759-1780
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/452
BWAS-1714
18.1.176613.7.1769
Aquilon (28) 1758-1776
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/103
BWAS-1714
12.10.177018.1.1773
Diana (32) 1757-1793
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/299
BWAS-1714
18.1.177321.4.1773
Achilles (60) 1756-1784
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 22.1.1773 ADM 6/20/489
Issued by
Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782

Confirmed 21.4.1773
ref:559
31.10.177621.2.1780
Saint Albans (64) 1764-1814
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/225
BWAS-1714
14.12.177815.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia 
21.2.17807.6.1783
Bellona (74) 1760-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/91
BWAS-1714
20.10.1782 Battle of Cape Spartel 
23.10.178731.3.1789
Triumph (74) 1764-1850
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/423
ADM 6/23
31.3.17895.9.1791
Magnificent (74) 1766-1804
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/517
BWAS-1714
1.2.1793 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
4.7.1794 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
17961799Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PlymouthE-WIKI
1797 Created 1st Baronet of AlthainE-WIKI
7.17978.1797
Nassau (64) 1785-1799
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
9.17971798
Monarch (74) 1765-1813
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
11.10.1797 Commanded the Lee Column at the Battle of Camperdown 
14.2.1799 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
23.4.1804 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the RedCSORN
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1


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