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Sir Richard Spry


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1715E-WIKI
First Known Service8.7.1733CSORN
FatherGeorge Spry (1685-1732)ODNB
MotherMary BullockODNB
Grandson
Thomas DavyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1814
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
4.9.174412.2.1744/45
Comet (10) 1742-1749
British 10 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/213
Issued by
Sir Charles Knowles (1st Baronet Knowles)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica
Confirmed 30.3.1747
ODNB
23.9.1745 Captain ADM 6/17/197CSORN
23.9.174514.5.1750
Chester (50) 1744-1767
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/197
BWAS-1714
20.6.1747 Action of June 20 1747 
17.10.17535.6.1754
Garland (24) 1748-1783
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/81
BWAS-1714
12.6.175425.3.1755
Gibraltar (20) 1754-1773
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/103
BWAS-1714
25.3.175527.1.1757
Fougueux (64) 1747-1759
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/149
BWAS-1714
6.6.17558.6.1755Action of 6-8 June 1755 
27.1.175711.11.1761
Orford (68) 1749-1783
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/349
BWAS-1714
8.175710.1757Louisbourg Expedition 
6.6.175827.7.1758The Siege of Louisbourg 
11.11.176125.8.1762
Mars (74) 1759-1784
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/362
BWAS-1714
25.8.176210.1763Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America ADM 6/19/432ADM 6/19
25.8.176225.10.1763
Mars (74) 1759-1784
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/19/432
BWAS-1714
14.12.17632.4.1766
Fubbs (12) 1724-1781
British 12 Gun
Unrated Yacht
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/555
BWAS-1714
2.4.17662.5.1766
Jersey (60) 1736-1783
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/113
ADM 6/20
2.4.176620.12.1769
Jersey (60) 1736-1783
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-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
20.10.17707.11.1771
Fame (74) 1759-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1801 Renamed "Guildford"
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
24.10.1770 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/20/305ADM 6/20
1771 
Lively (20) 1756-1778
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White
BWAS-1714
17712.2.1774Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PlymouthE-WIKI
17721773
Ocean (90) 1761-1791
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White
BWAS-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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