John Wheelock

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service18.2.1732/33CSORN
Last Known Service17.3.1779CSORN
Date of Death1779ref:898

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
18.2.1732/33 Royal Naval Academy, Scholar ADM 6/14/165ADM 6/14
26.6.1741 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/116CSORN
6.5.174720.8.1747Boyne (80), First Lieutenant ADM 6/17/370
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 22.7.1748
ADM 6/17
19.2.1756 Commander ADM 6/18/237CSORN
19.2.175610.1.1757Fly (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/237BWAS-1714
10.1.17575.5.1757Stork (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/342ref:832
21.12.1757 Captain ADM 6/18/463CSORN
21.12.175712.5.1759Squirrel (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/463BWAS-1714
6.6.175827.7.1758The Siege of Louisbourg 
15.5.175920.2.1764Pembroke (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/270
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775)
Confirmed 27.1.1760
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
16.8.177015.4.1771Achilles (60), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 30.8.1770 ADM 6/20/288ADM 6/20
9.4.177116.10.1772Modeste (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/365BWAS-1714
24.10.177714.11.1778Sultan (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/327BWAS-1714

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Posted by Albert Parker on Sunday 9th of August 2020 00:56

In the action between _Russell_, 80 and Spanish 70 _Glorioso_ on October 7/18, 1747, off Cape St. Vincent, "As for the officer who was shot in the face . . . it was first lieutenant John Wheelock." Agustín Pacheco Fernandez, _El «Glorioso»_ (3rd ed.; [Vallodolid]: Galland Books Editorial, 2016), p. 162 (my translation). _Russell_ was going home for a badly needed refit, and had transferred about a third of her crew to ships that were staying in the Mediterranean. Perhaps Wheelock was transferred so that he could go home to seek employment more likely to get him promoted. Medley had died on August 5/16 and had been succeeded as Mediterranean c-in-c by his second in command, Rear-Adm. Hon. John Byng (yes, THAT Byng).

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