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William Truscott


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth25.11.1734TRN3
First Known Service23.10.1747TRN3
Last Known Service20.2.1797TRN3
Date of Death31.1.1798CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
23.10.174714.5.1750
Chester (50) 1744-1767
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain's Servant, ADM 107/4/394
ADM 107/4
8.4.17526.11.1752
Weazle (16) 1745-1779
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Able Seaman, ADM 107/4/394
ADM 107/4
7.11.17528.11.1754
Weazle (16) 1745-1779
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Midshipman, ADM 107/4/394
ADM 107/4
9.11.17546.5.1756
Weazle (16) 1745-1779
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Master's Mate, ADM 107/4/394
ADM 107/4
7.5.175631.7.1756
Falcon (10) 1745-1759
British 10 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
, Able Seaman, ADM 107/4/394
ADM 107/4
19.11.1756 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/394RNLPC
8.2.1757 LieutenantCSORN
8.2.175717.3.1760
Newcastle (50) 1750-1761
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lieutenant, ADM 6/18/353
ADM 6/18
29.4.1758 Battle of Cuddalore 
3.8.1758 Battle of Negapatam 
10.9.1759 Battle of Pondicherry 
17.3.176019.12.1760
Yarmouth (64) 1745-1811
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Fifth Lieutenant, ADM 6/19/309
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies
Confirmed 20.4.1761
ADM 6/19
1.2.176225.2.1763
Namur (90) 1756-1804
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Fourth Lieutenant, ADM 6/19/384
ADM 6/19
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
17.8.1762 CommanderCSORN
17.8.176213.4.1763
Lurcher (6) 1760-1765
British 6 Gun
Unrated Cutter
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/513
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies
Confirmed 21.6.1763
BWAS-1714
29.1.177715.1.1778
Grasshopper (14) 1776-1783
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
1779 Renamed "Basilisk"
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/252
BWAS-1714
15.1.177814.12.1778
Beaver (14) 1761-1783
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/497
Issued by
James YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1778
, Barbados
Confirmed 9.1.1779
ADM 6/21
14.12.1778 CaptainCSORN
14.12.177810.2.1779
Elizabeth (74) 1769-1797
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/488
BWAS-1714
10.2.177928.7.1779
Vengeance (74) 1774-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
28.7.177923.10.1780
Preston (50) 1757-1815
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/196
Issued by
John ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1780
, North America
Confirmed 10.11.1780
BWAS-1714
27.1.178115.8.1781
Buffalo (30) 1777-1783
British 30 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/240
BWAS-1714
5.8.1781 Battle of Dogger Bank 
15.8.178130.8.1783
Nonsuch (64) 1774-1802
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/325
BWAS-1714
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
15.10.179011.1.1791
Fame (74) 1759-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1801 Renamed "Guildford"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/78
ADM 6/24
21.1.17949.1.1795
Ganges (74) 1782-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/7
BWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
20.2.1797 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN


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