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Admiral Sir Walter Stirling (1718–1786)

c.1780 by James Northcote (1746-1831)

Sir Walter Stirling


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth18.5.1718WWNH
First Known Service1732WWNH
A.K.A.SterlingADM 6/18
Father Walter Stirling (1686–1732)ODNB
MotherJanet RuthvenODNB
Wife Dorothy Willing (d.1782) of PhiladelphiaODNB
DaughterAnne Dorothearef:676
SonWalter, 1st Bt. (1758–1832)E-WIKI
Son
Charles StirlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1813
E-WIKI
Last Known Service1785WWNH
Date of Death24.11.1786CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17321743Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/4
18.2.1745/46 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/39ODNB
18.2.1745/46 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/65CSORN
18.2.1745/4619.5.1747
Ludlow Castle (44) 1744-1771
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/17/65
ADM 6/17
20.6.174816.2.1748/49
Captain (70) 1743-1777
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1777 Renamed "Buffalo"
, Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/17/438
Issued by
Henry OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1765

Confirmed 7.2.1748/49
ADM 6/17
9.12.1756 Commander ADM 6/18/455CSORN
9.12.175625.10.1757
Speaker (10) 1756-1758
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/455
Issued by
Robert FranklandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1745

Confirmed 22.11.1757
ADM 6/18
25.10.175710.1.1759
Saltash (14) 1746-1763
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/448
ADM 6/18
5.6.175812.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo 
29.12.1758 Capture of Goree 
10.1.1759 Captain ADM 6/19/21CSORN
10.1.175916.6.1761
Lynn (44) 1741-1763
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/21
ADM 6/19
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
16.6.176111.4.1763
Lowestoffe (32) 1761-1801
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/323
BWAS-1714
4.4.17633.10.1766
Rainbow (44) 1747-1802
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/478
BWAS-1714
21.2.176921.11.1770
Dunkirk (60) 1754-1792
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/228
BWAS-1714
17.11.17707.8.1771
Seaford (20) 1754-1784
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/400
Issued by
George MackenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1779
, Jamaica
Confirmed 4.9.1771
BWAS-1714
7.8.177113.10.1772
Portland (50) 1770-1817
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/393
BWAS-1714
1.7.1779 Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM 104
13.10.17807.2.1781
Gibraltar (80) 1780-1836
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/182
BWAS-1714
1781 Appointed Knight BachelorADM 6/19
24.11.178124.12.1781
Duke (90) 1777-1843
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/369
BWAS-1714
12.12.1781 2nd Battle of Ushant 
12.12.1781 Action of 1781-12-12 
17831785Appointed Commander-in-Chief — River Medway and The NoreWWNH


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