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|Date from||Date to||Event||Source|
|20.1.1781||1782||Camel (26), Master|
|9.9.1782||Qualified as master of a Fifth Rate|
|8.10.1782||9.1783||Syren (32), Master|
|6.3.1787||Qualified as master of a Third Rate|
|20.8.1787||1789||Bounty (4), Master||W043|
|7.12.1790||1793||Thunderer (74), Master|
|9.1.1793||1795||Inconstant (36), Master|
|14.3.1795||Action off Genoa|
|26.7.1795||1796||Saint George (98), Master|
|17.1.1796||Britannia (100), Master|
|1799||Superintending master of the 1st division of ships in ordinary at Portsmouth.|
|3.11.1800||2.1801||Royal George (100), Master|
|11.2.1801||7.1801||London (90), Master|
|2.4.1801||Battle of Copenhagen|
|13.7.1801||12.1801||Serapis (14), Master and Commanding Officer|
|8.12.1801||Appointed Superintending master of ships in ordinary at Deptford|
|19.4.1804||William (18), Master and Commanding Officer|
|21.8.1806||6.4.1812||Abundance (24), Master and Commanding Officer|
|6.4.1812||Placed on Half-Pay|
Supplied by Timothy Young of Pitcarin Island
Trinity House, London
10th January 1781
Pursuant to yours of the 27th Ultimo We have examined the Bearer Mr John Fryer and find him qualified to take Charge as Master of any of His Majesty's Sloops from the Downs thro' the Channel to the Westward, and Pilot thro' the Needles & into Hamoaze: likewise thro' the Cattegart up to Elsinore.
Your affectionate Friends
D.M. Jos. B. Santy
Principal Officers & Commrs
of His Majesty's Navy.
H.M. Store Ship Abundance
March 31st 1812
Mr Fryer, Commander of this Ship of which I am Asst. Surgeon having desired me to state the nature of his illness & complaints, I have to lay before the Board the exact opinion I have formed and which he says is the near statement of his case-General debility, spasmodic rigidity of almost the whole body, great anxiety of mind, with disturbed imaginations during sleep and with much loss of memory; the whole forming a disease of extreme nervous irratability: No particular pains attached to any particular part, but sight & speech much impaired. Ascribes no cause for the above complaint, but from the anxiety of having the present charge of Ships Provisions & Cargo, which I have the opinion the cause to be entirely attributed to respecting his restlessness & anxiety; the other symptons most probably have arisen from the number of Years he has been in the service.
This Honble Sirs I believe to be the true statement and I have
The Honor to be
Your most obedt. servt.