Charles Steevens

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth2.1705 - West Hanningfield, EssexODNB
First Known Service19.3.1728/29ODNB
FatherJohn Steevens (Army officer)ODNB
Last Known Service20.5.1761ODNB
Date of Death17.5.1761CSORN
Will Probated14.4.1762, PROB 11/875/145

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
17.2.1704/5 Baptised at the parish church of West Hanningfield, EssexODNB
19.3.1728/29 Lieutenant ADM 6/14/30CSORN
19.3.1728/29 Placed on Half-PayODNB
7.6.17348.12.1737Salisbury (50), Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/15/189ADM 6/14
7.7.173828.5.1741Sheerness (20), LieutenantODNB
4.3.1740/415.1741Operations against Cartagena 
25.3.1741 Commander ADM 6/16/166ADM 6/16
25.3.174111.6.1741Cumberland (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/166ODNB
12.6.174114.10.1741Phaeton (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/166ODNB
7.174110.1741Operations against Santiago 
11.1.1741/42 Captain ADM 6/16/354CSORN
11.1.1741/422.10.1744Ludlow Castle (40), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/354
Commission confirmed 22.8.1744
2.10.17448.7.1748Portland (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/368ODNB
14.10.1747 2nd Battle of Cape Finisterre 
31.1.1747/48 Action of 1748/01/31 
1.12.174814.11.1752Tiger (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/416ODNB
16.1.17555.4.1755Lichfield (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/121ODNB
7.3.1755 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/18/144ADM 6/18
5.4.175517.1.1757Orford (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/152BWAS-1714
17.1.17576.7.1758Elizabeth (64), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
29.4.1758 Battle of Cuddalore 
6.7.1758 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/18/524ODNB
6.7.175820.2.1759Elizabeth (64), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
3.8.1758 Wounded by a musket-ball in the shoulderODNB
3.8.1758 Battle of Negapatam 
20.2.175923.6.1760Grafton (68), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueODNB
19.5.1759 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/19/66ADM 6/19
10.9.1759 Battle of Pondicherry 
17601761Appointed Commander-in-Chief — East IndiesEWIKI
23.6.176017.5.1761Norfolk (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
4.9.176015.1.1761Seige of Pondicherry 


ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site

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