Sir Richard John Strachan

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service5.4.1779CSORN
Last Known Service7.1821CSORN
Date of Death3.2.1828CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
5.4.1779 Lieutenant ADM 6/22/48CSORN
10.17821.1783Lizard (18), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1.1783 CommanderCSORN
26.4.1783 CaptainCSORN
26.4.17836.1784Naiade (26), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
8.17871791Vestal (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
4.17928.1793Phoenix (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17948.1794Concorde (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
23.4.1794 Action of 1794-04-23 
9.17948.1796Melampus (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
9.5.1795 Action in Carteret Bay 
12.17964.1799Diamond (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.17999.1801Captain (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
19.6.1799 Capture off Cape Sicie 
25.8.180026.8.1800Attack on Ferrol 
4.18023.1805Donegal (76), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
24.5.1804 Action off Cape Cepet 
3.18053.1806Renown (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
7.18059.11.1805Caesar (80), Commodore and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.11.1805 Commanded the British Squadron at the Battle of Cape Ortegal 
9.11.1805 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
9.11.18051806Caesar (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
29.1.1806 Appointed Companion of the Knight Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
28.4.1808 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
18091810Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North Searef:676
3.18091812Saint Domingo (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1793
28.7.18094.9.1809Expedition to the Scheldt 
28.7.180912.1809Commanded the British Fleet at the Walcheren Expedition 
25.10.1809 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
31.7.1810 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
12.8.1812 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
4.6.1814 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1
7.1821 Admiral of the BlueCSORN


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site

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