William Truscott


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth25.11.1734TRN3
First Known Service4.1.1749/50TRN3
Last Known Service20.2.1797TRN3
Date of Death31.1.1798CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
19.11.1756 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/394RNLPC
8.2.1757 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/353CSORN
17.8.1762 Commander ADM 6/19/513CSORN
17.8.176213.4.1763Lurcher (6), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/513
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies
Commission confirmed 21.6.1763
BWAS-1714
29.1.177715.1.1778Grasshopper (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/252BWAS-1714
15.1.177814.12.1778Beaver (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/497
Issued by James Young (1717-1789), Barbados
Commission confirmed 9.1.1779
ADM 6/21
14.12.1778 Captain ADM 6/21/488CSORN
14.12.177810.2.1779Elizabeth (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/488BWAS-1714
10.2.177928.7.1779Vengeance (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
28.7.177923.10.1780Preston (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/196
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 10.11.1780
BWAS-1714
27.1.178115.8.1781Buffalo (30), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/240BWAS-1714
5.8.1781 Battle of Dogger Bank 
15.8.178130.8.1783Nonsuch (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/325BWAS-1714
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
15.10.179011.1.1791Fame (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/78ADM 6/24
21.1.17949.1.1795Ganges (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/7BWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/180CSORN
20.2.1797 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/26/67CSORN

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive

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