Sir Edward Vernon

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth30.10.1723TRN3
First Known Service4.11.1735TRN3
FatherHenry Vernon (1663-1732)EWIKI
MotherPenelope Phillips (d. 1726)EWIKI
BrotherHenry Vernon (1718–1765)ODNB
BrotherRichard Vernon (1726–1800)ODNB
Last Known Service12.4.1794TRN3
Date of Death16.6.1794TRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
4.11.173518.5.1739Royal Naval Academy, Scholar: On board from 15.2.1735/36 ADM 6/14/224ADM 6/14
3.3.1742/43 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
4.4.1743 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/165CSORN
5.12.1747 Commander ADM 6/17/292CSORN
5.12.174729.12.1748Baltimore (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/292BWAS-1714
3.4.1753 Captain ADM 6/18/65CSORN
3.4.175330.6.1753Mermaid (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/65ADM 6/18
21.5.17556.11.1758Lyme (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/168BWAS-1714
17.5.1756 Action of 17th May 1756 
6.11.1758 Saint Albans (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/159
Issued by Thomas Brodrick (1704-1769), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 19.4.1760
30.6.176018.10.1760Lyme (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.8.17611763Revenge (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/338BWAS-1714
6.9.176319.10.1763Kent (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/534ADM 6/19
3.1.177025.10.1770Yarmouth (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/266BWAS-1714
25.10.177024.5.1771Bellona (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/304BWAS-1714
25.5.177126.10.1773Barfleur (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/378ODNB
24.6.1773 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
17751776Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The NoreWWNH
6.5.17758.8.1775Appointed Commander-in-Chief — River Medway and The Nore ADM 6/21/90ADM 6/21
6.5.17758.8.1775Ramillies (74), Commodore and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/90BWAS-1714
30.5.177619.3.1779Rippon (60), as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/21/191BWAS-1714
30.5.17761780Appointed Commander-in-Chief — East Indies ADM 6/21/191ADM 6/21
10.8.1778 Commanded the British Squadron at the Second Battle of Pondicherry 
19.3.1779 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/21/524CSORN
19.3.177926.9.1780Rippon (60), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
26.9.1780 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/22/177CSORN
26.9.17801781Rippon (60), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
24.9.1787 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
12.4.1794 Admiral of the BlueCSORN


TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
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
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
TKE2The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IIWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
WWNHWho's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive

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