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Sir Edward Vernon


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth30.10.1723TRN3
First Known Service4.11.1735TRN3
FatherHenry Vernon (1663-1732)E-WIKI
MotherPenelope Phillips (d. 1726)E-WIKI
WifeHannahODNB
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
4.11.173518.5.1739
Royal Naval Academy 1733-1837
British Shore Unknown
1806 Renamed "Royal Navy College"
, Scholar, : On board from 15.2.1735/36 ADM 6/14/224
ADM 6/14
3.3.1742/43 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/494RNLPC
4.4.1743 LieutenantCSORN
5.12.1747 CommanderCSORN
5.12.174729.12.1748
Baltimore (14) 1742-1762
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/292
BWAS-1714
3.4.1753 CaptainCSORN
3.4.175330.6.1753
Mermaid (24) 1749-1760
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/65
ADM 6/18
21.5.17556.11.1758
Lyme (24) 1748-1760
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/168
BWAS-1714
17.5.1756 Action of 17th May 1756 
6.11.175831.5.1760
Saint Albans (60) 1747-1765
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/159
Issued by
Thomas BrodrickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1724-1759
, Jamaica
Confirmed 19.4.1760
BWAS-1714
18.8.175919.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay 
30.6.176018.10.1760
Lyme (28) 1748-1760
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
5.8.17618.2.1763
Revenge (64) 1742-1787
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/338
BWAS-1714
6.9.176319.10.1763
Kent (74) 1762-1784
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/534
ADM 6/19
3.1.177025.10.1770
Yarmouth (64) 1745-1811
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/266
BWAS-1714
25.10.177024.5.1771
Bellona (74) 1760-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/304
BWAS-1714
25.5.177126.10.1773
Barfleur (90) 1768-1819
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/378
ODNB
24.6.1773 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
6.5.17758.8.1775Appointed Commander-in-Chief — River Medway and The Nore ADM 6/21/90ADM 6/21
6.5.17758.8.1775
Ramillies (74) 1763-1782
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Commodore, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/90
BWAS-1714
30.5.177619.3.1779
Rippon (60) 1758-1808
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore, ADM 6/21/191
BWAS-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 WhiteCSORN
19.3.177926.9.1780
Rippon (60) 1758-1808
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White,
BWAS-1714
26.9.1780 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
26.9.17803.5.1782
Rippon (60) 1758-1808
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red,
BWAS-1714
24.9.1787 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
12.4.1794 Admiral of the BlueCSORN


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