Sir William Parker

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1.1.1740/41EWIKI
First Known Service1762EWIKI
Last Known Service7.1852EWIKI
Date of Death31.10.1802TRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1. Appointed Knight Batchelor 
1762 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
29.11.1766 Lieutenant ADM 6/20/148CSORN
2.2.177121.10.1772Egmont (10), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
25.6.1773 Commander ADM 6/20/500CSORN
25.6.177314.2.1774Senegal (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/500ADM 6/20
14.2.17748.2.1775Nautilus (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/15BWAS-1714
11.3.177531.1.1776Martin (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/79BWAS-1714
28.8.1777 Captain ADM 6/21/306CSORN
28.8.177724.10.1777Sultan (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/306ADM 6/21
24.10.177727.7.1779Deal Castle (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/327BWAS-1714
27.7.177918.12.1781Maidstone (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/48
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 10.11.1779
17822.1783Iphigenia (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.1.178311.3.1786Dictator (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
2.17926.1795Audacious (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
4.7.1794 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.6.1795 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
1796 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHJ-DB
10.179610.1797Prince George (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
1797 Blenheim (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1714
14.2.1797 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent 
12.17989.1799Prince George (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
14.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
18001802Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North AmericaEWIKI
4.1800 America (64), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
1.1.1801 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
12.18011802Helder (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714


EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
HJ-DBHistoric JamaicaFrank CundallBook

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Saturday 12th of April 2014 13:02

PARBKER, Sir WILLIAM, Bart. behaved with great bravery on the 28th of May, 1794, engaging La Revolutionnaire, of 120 guns, the rear ship in the French line, when he commanded the Audacious of 74 guns, and obliged her to quit the line and separate from the fleet. Sent to Jamaica in 1795. In 1797, commanded a division of the fleet under Lord St,???; in the action on the 14th of February; for which he was created a baronet, and presented with a gold chain and medal. He died December 1802.

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