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Charles Steevens


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor, Ship Owner 
Date of Birth2.1705 - West Hanningfield, EssexODNB
First Known Service19.3.1728/29ODNB
FatherJohn Steevens (Army officer)ODNB
MotherElizabethODNB
Last Known Service21.6.1729ODNB
Date of Death17.5.1761CSORN
Will Probated14.4.1762, PROB 11/875/145

Ships Owned


FromToVesselSource
22.1.17591760
Delaware (20) 1747-1760
British 20 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
 

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17.2.1704/5 Baptised at the parish church of West Hanningfield, EssexODNB
19.3.1728/29 LieutenantCSORN
19.3.1728/29 Placed on Half-PayODNB
7.6.17348.12.1737
Salisbury (50) 1726-1749
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms, ADM 6/15/189
ADM 6/14
7.7.173824.3.1740/41
Sheerness (20) 1732-1744
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Lieutenant,
ODNB
4.3.1740/415.1741Operations against Cartagena 
25.3.1741 CommanderADM 6/16
25.3.174111.6.1741
Cumberland (8) 1739-1742
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/166
ODNB
12.6.174114.10.1741
Phaeton (8) 1739-1743
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/166
ODNB
7.174110.1741Operations against Santiago 
11.1.1741/42 CaptainCSORN
11.1.1741/422.10.1744
Ludlow Castle (40) 1724-1749
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Ludlow Castle Hulk"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/354
Confirmed 22.8.1744
ODNB
2.10.17448.7.1748
Portland (50) 1744-1763
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/368
ODNB
14.10.1747 2nd Battle of Cape Finisterre 
31.1.1747/48 Action of 31 Jan. 1747/48 
1.12.174814.11.1752
Tiger (60) 1747-1765
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1761 Renamed "Tiger Hulk"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/416
ODNB
16.1.17555.4.1755
Lichfield (50) 1746-1758
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/121
ODNB
7.3.1755 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/18/144ADM 6/18
5.4.175517.1.1757
Orford (68) 1749-1783
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/152
BWAS-1714
17.1.17575.7.1758
Elizabeth (64) 1737-1766
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore,
BWAS-1714
29.4.1758 Battle of Cuddalore 
6.7.1758 Rear-Admiral of the BlueODNB
6.7.175820.2.1759
Elizabeth (64) 1737-1766
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue,
BWAS-1714
3.8.1758 Wounded by a musket-ball in the shoulderODNB
3.8.1758 Battle of Negapatam 
20.2.175923.6.1760
Grafton (68) 1750-1767
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue,
ODNB
19.5.1759 Rear-Admiral of the RedADM 6/19
10.9.1759 Battle of Pondicherry 
17601761Appointed Commander-in-Chief — East IndiesE-WIKI
23.6.176017.5.1761
Norfolk (74) 1757-1774
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red,
BWAS-1714
4.9.176015.1.1761Siege of Pondicherry 


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