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Sir Charles Knowles (1st Baronet Knowles)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1704ODNB
First Known Service8.1.1717/18ODNB
WifeMary Alleyne (d. 1742)ODNB
WifeMaria-Magdalena Theresa de BougetODNB
Son
Edward KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1761
ODNB
Son
Sir Charles Henry Knowles (2nd Baronet)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1821
ODNB
Last Known Service10.1770ODNB
Date of Death9.12.1777 - Bulstrode Street, St Marylebone, Middlesex ODNB
Cause of DeathParalytic strokeODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
8.1.1717/1830.3.1718
Buckingham (70) 1699-1745
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1711 Renamed "Buckingham"
, Captain's Servant, ADM 6/16/33
ODNB
31.3.17183.12.1720
Lennox (70) 1701-1721
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain's Servant, ADM 6/18/33
ODNB
11.8.1718 Battle of Cape Passaro 
6.17216.1726
Lyme (20) 1720-1739
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Able Seaman, ADM 107/2/182
ODNB
30.1.1728/29 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/192ODNB
29.5.1730 LieutenantADM 6/14
15.6.173124.11.1731
Lion (60) 1710-1735
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant,
ODNB
24.11.1731 CommanderCSORN
24.11.173112.3.1734/35
Southampton Hulk (40) 1700-1771
British 40 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1728 Renamed "Southampton Hulk"
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/92
BWAS-1603
4.2.1736/37 CaptainCSORN
4.2.1736/375.8.1740
Diamond (40) 1723-1744
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/50
BWAS-1603
3.1739/401756Appointed governor of the castle at Chagres to the west-south-west of Port BelloODNB
23.3.1739/40 Attack on Chagres 
6.1740 Returned to EnglandODNB
6.8.174015.9.1740
Lichfield (50) 1730-1744
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/318
ADM 6/15
16.9.17408.5.1742
Weymouth (60) 1736-1745
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/331
ODNB
7.1.1741 Action of January 7 1741 
4.3.1740/415.1741Operations against Cartagena 
31.8.17422.10.1743
Suffolk (70) 1739-1765
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/92
BWAS-1714
18.2.1742/43 Commanded the British Squadron at the Attack on La Guaira 
15.4.174324.4.1743Commanded the British Squadron at the Attack on Porto Cabello 
3.10.17433.9.1744
Superb (60) 1736-1757
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/221
BWAS-1714
8.8.174519.1.1745/46
Devonshire (80) 1745-1747
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/524
BWAS-1714
174618.10.1746
Severn (50) 1739-1746
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore,
BWAS-1714
174614.7.1747
Canterbury (60) 1744-1770
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore,
BWAS-1714
22.2.1745/4621.6.1748
Royal George (100) 1715-1767
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1756 Renamed "Royal Anne"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/66
ADM 6/17
31.3.174614.7.1747
Norwich (50) 1745-1768
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore, ADM 107/2/182
BWAS-1714
10.8.1746 Action of 10th Aug. 1746 
6.6.17471749Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Jamaica ADM 6/17/233

Recommissioned 12.9.1747. ADM 6/17/267.

ADM 6/19
15.7.1747 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
15.7.17479.5.1748
Canterbury (60) 1744-1770
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White, ADM 6/3/33
BWAS-1714
9.4.1748 Commander-in-Chief at the Battle of Santiago de Cuba 
9.4.1748 Battle of Santiago de Cuba 
12.5.1748 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
12.5.174812.7.1749
Cornwall (80) 1726-1761
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red, ADM 107/2/182
BWAS-1714
12.10.1748 Battle of Havana 
28.11.174910.4.1752Elected a Member of Parliament for GattonHPO
4.2.1755 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
13.11.175623.2.1757
Essex (64) 1741-1759
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White, ADM 6/24/182
BWAS-1714
8.12.1756 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteADM 6/18
24.2.1757 Vice-Admiral of the RedADM 6/18
24.2.17571.8.1757
Neptune (90) 1756-1816
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red, ADM 107/5/182
BWAS-1714
31.1.1758 Admiral of the BlueADM 6/18
10.1765 Created 1st Baronet KnowlesODNB
5.11.176510.1770Appointed Rear-Admiral of Great BritainE-WIKI
22.1.1768 Admiral of the WhiteADM 6/20
10.1770 Accepted an appointment as chief of the surveying branch in the Russian navyODNB
10.1770 Resigned from the NavyODNB
10.17701774In the service of RussiaODNB


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Posted by Bruce Dennis on Saturday 7th of November 2020 17:28

He was owner of the MEDIATOR sloop (20), Virginia built, which was lost at Ostend July 1745 while in support of English land forces. (note: this vessel was not HMS Mediator, it was a hired transport)
Ref = The National Archives UK ADM106/1015/92

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