John Strachan


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1.1747CSORN
FatherSir Patrick StrachanODNB
Wife Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Lovelace ODNB
Wife ? GregoryODNB
Last Known Service10.2.1772CSORN
Date of Death28.12.1777 - BathDAR-1837

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1.1747 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationODNB
5.2.1746/47 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/417ADM 6/17
9.9.1756 Captain ADM 6/18/479CSORN
9.9.175629.11.1756Experiment (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/479
Issued by Lord Edward Hawke (1st Baron Hawke of Towton) (1704/5-1781)
Commission confirmed 30.1.1758
BWAS-1714
29.11.175621.3.1758Experiment (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/24
Issued by Lord Edward Hawke (1st Baron Hawke of Towton) (1704/5-1781)
Commission confirmed 22.1.1759
ADM 6/19
21.3.17583.1763Sapphire (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/496BWAS-1714
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
20.8.176318.10.1763Hussar (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/528ADM 6/19
17.11.177027.2.1771Orford (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/315ADM 6/20
13.3.177110.2.1772Orford (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/359ADM 6/20

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
DAR-1837Dodsley's Anual Register - 1837 Digital Book
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
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 22nd of October 2018 19:21

In January 1757 lieutenant John Jervis, Earl of St. Vincent, of the Culloden, was appointed to the temporary command of the Experiment during Strachan's illness, and thus for two important months was William Locker. (1731–1800) shipmate. After an indecisive engagement with a large French privateer on 16 March, Jervis returned to the Culloden,

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