John Williamson

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1759CSORN
WifeFrances Young (d. 1812)ref:676
Last Known Service1.1798CSORN
Date of Death27.10.1798ref:676

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
17592.1760Dorsetshire (68), Midshipmanref:676
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
2.17601763Bellona (74), Midshipmanref:676
13.6.1761 Action of 13th June 1761 
13.8.176114.8.1761Bellona vs Le Courageux 
17631.12.1763Siren (20), Midshipmanref:676
1764 Deptford (50), Midshipmanref:676
17641766Tamar (16), Midshipmanref:676
8.3.1774 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/33CSORN
23.2.17763.10.1780Resolution (12), Lieutenant: On board from 6.1776 ADM 6/21/160ref:676
14.2.1779 Was commanding a boat off shore when Captain James Cook was killed in Hawaii, he was later castigated by his shipmates for keeping his boat away from the beach.ref:676
3.10.1780 Commander ADM 6/22/178CSORN
3.10.17802.11.1781Resolution (12), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/178ADM 6/22
2.11.178111.6.1782Vesuvius (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/359ADM 6/22
11.6.1782 Captain ADM 6/22/478CSORN
11.6.178230.7.1782Belleisle (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/478BWAS-1714
30.7.178221.8.1782Crocodile (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/500BWAS-1714
5.3.17839.5.1784Crocodile (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/29ADM 6/23
9.17959.1796Grampus (54), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
10.17961.1798Agincourt (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
11.10.1797 Battle of Camperdown 
1.1.1798 Sentenced by courts martial to being placed at the bottom of the list of captains and rendered incapable of further service for his performance at the Battle of Capmberdown.ref:676


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 3rd of October 2016 07:17

After failing to engage the enemy Agincourt's captain John Williamson was subsequently court-martialled and dismissed.

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