Robert Swanton

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service8.9.1724CSORN
WifeEmma (d.1822)ref:800
DaughterFrances (d.1841)ref:800
Last Known Service1764CSORN
Date of Death11.7.1765CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
23.12.1728 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/191RNLPC
17.1.1734/35 Lieutenant ADM 6/14/203CSORN
28.3.173512.2.1735/36Rippon (60), Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/15/207ADM 6/14
26.4.173727.2.1737/38Oxford (50), First Lieutenant ADM 6/15/60ADM 6/15
28.2.1737/3816.9.1740Flamborough (20), Lieutenant ADM 6/15/97ADM 6/15
4.17405.7.1740Attack on St. Augustine 
6.10.1741 Commander ADM 6/16/354ADM 6/16
6.10.17411.5.1743Scarborough (18), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/354
Commission confirmed 22.8.1744
1.5.174317.1.1743/44Astrea (20), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
27.8.1744 Captain ADM 6/16/356CSORN
27.8.174424.12.1748Mary Galley (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/356BWAS-1714
15.6.175630.6.1756Saint George (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/279ADM 6/18
30.6.17563.10.1756Prince (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/288ADM 6/18
29.11.175621.9.1757Hampton Court (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/440
Issued by Lord Edward Hawke (1st Baron Hawke of Towton) (1704/5-1781), English Channel
Commission confirmed 23.9.1757
21.9.175713.8.1760Vanguard (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/439BWAS-1714
6.6.175827.7.1758The Siege of Louisbourg 
13.8.176020.10.1762Vanguard (68), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
7.1.176210.2.1762Operations against Martinique 
21.10.1762 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/19/445CSORN
21.10.17621764Vanguard (68), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ref:800Maritime Memorials Web Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive

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