Sir Richard Spry


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1715E-WIKI
First Known Service8.7.1733CSORN
FatherGeorge Spry (1685-1732)ODNB
MotherMary BullockODNB
Grandson Thomas Davy (1754-1828)ref:676
SisterMary [Davey]ref:676
Last Known Service31.3.1775CSORN
Date of Death29.11.1775CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
2.12.1715 Baptized at St Anthony in Roseland, Place, CornwallODNB
1733 Entered the NavyODNB
26.6.1740 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/389ODNB
27.9.1740 LieutenantCSORN
4.9.1744 Commander ADM 6/17/213ADM 6/17
4.9.174412.2.1744/45Comet (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/213
Issued by Sir Charles Knowles (1st Baronet Knowles) (1704-1777), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 30.3.1747
ODNB
23.9.1745 Captain ADM 6/17/197CSORN
23.9.174514.5.1750Chester (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/197BWAS-1714
20.6.1747 Action of June 20 1747 
17.10.17535.6.1754Garland (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/81BWAS-1714
12.6.175425.3.1755Gibraltar (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/103BWAS-1714
25.3.175527.1.1757Fougueux (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/149BWAS-1714
6.6.17558.6.1755Action of 6-8 June 1755 
27.1.175711.11.1761Orford (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/349BWAS-1714
8.175710.1757Louisbourg Expedition 
6.6.175827.7.1758The Siege of Louisbourg 
11.11.176125.8.1762Mars (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/362BWAS-1714
25.8.176210.1763Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America ADM 6/19/432ADM 6/19
25.8.176225.10.1763Mars (74), as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/19/432BWAS-1714
14.12.17632.4.1766Fubbs (12), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/555BWAS-1714
2.4.17662.5.1766Jersey (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/113ADM 6/20
2.4.176620.12.1769Jersey (60), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
5.5.17661769Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/20/118ADM 6/20
18.10.1770 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/20/302CSORN
20.10.17707.11.1771Fame (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
24.10.1770 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/20/305ADM 6/20
1771 Lively (20), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
17712.2.1774Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PlymouthE-WIKI
17721773Ocean (90), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
24.6.1773 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
31.3.1775 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/83CSORN


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Posted by Cy on Wednesday 30th of September 2020 07:04

The ship appointments did indeed have the incorrect rank attributed. All good now


Posted by Pieter van der Merwe on Wednesday 30th of September 2020 00:30

Did Spry really get demoted from RA of the White to RA of the Blue as the sequence above suggests? Looks like a slip When George III reviewed the fleet at Portsmouth in June 1773, at which he was present from Plymouth in the 'Ocean'(90), he was knighted as RA of the the White as you say on 24 June, so already past RA of Blue

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