Sir Benjamin Caldwell

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth31.1.1739 - Liverpool - Lancashire CSORN
First Known Service22.8.1753CSORN
FatherCharles Caldwell,ref:676
MotherElizabeth Heywoodref:676
WifeCharlotte Osbourneref:676
Last Known Service9.11.1805CSORN
Date of Death1.11.1820 - Farleigh House, near BasingstokeCSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
22.8.175321.11.1756Royal Naval Academy, Scholar ADM 6/18/77ADM 6/18
6.2.1760 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
25.3.1760 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/150CSORN
25.3.176024.5.1762Achilles (60), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/19/150ref:676
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
24.5.1762 Commander ADM 6/19/412CSORN
24.5.17624.6.1763Martin (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/412BWAS-1714
22.6.17631.4.1765Martin (14), Commander and Commanding Officer: On board from 1.7.1763 ADM 6/19/513ADM 6/19
1.4.1765 Captain ADM 6/20/122CSORN
1.4.17653.11.1766Milford (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/122
Issued by Richard Tyrrell (1691-1766), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 5.6.1766
19.4.176815.11.1771Rose (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/200BWAS-1714
22.11.17755.7.1779Emerald (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/138BWAS-1714
5.7.1779 Paid off and placed on half-pay.ADM104
25.12.177928.3.1781Hannibal (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/70BWAS-1714
28.3.178110.6.1783Agamemnon (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/268BWAS-1793
12.12.1781 2nd Battle of Ushant 
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
3.10.178713.2.1788Alcide (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/423BWAS-1714
28.8.179025.1.1793Berwick (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/63ADM 6/24
1.2.1793 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/201CSORN
22.9.17939.8.1796Impregnable (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
10.17938.1794Cumberland (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/30CSORN
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
4.7.1794 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/55CSORN
1.17951796Majestic (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/179CSORN
14.2.1799 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
23.4.1804 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the RedCSORN
16.5.1820 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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