Francis Tinsley

First Known Service1764/08/27CSORN
Last Known Service1783/10CSORN
Date of Death1807CSORN
Will Probated1807/05/23, PROB 11/1462/87

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1764/08/27 LieutenantCSORN
1779/03/01 CommanderCSORN
1781/041783/10Hornet (14), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714


CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by David Watkins on Wednesday 16th of November 2016 14:35

Francis Tinsley, Commander, Hired Armed Ship 'BELLONA' 20gun (6pdrs) from Oct 1779 to either April or Dec 1780, when it foundered and was abandoned as wreck in River Texel. Convoy Escort duty from Hull to Heligoland. Source: various Historical documents relating to Stockton-on-Tees, where the ship was launched 8/12/1779.

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