Andrew King

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1774 - St Andrew Holborn, London, London NAO
First Known Service5.12.1786NAO
FatherWilliam KingNAO
WifeMary LewinNAO
DaughterHarriet Caroline KingNAO
DaughterHannah Bagshaw KingNAO
SonWilliam KingNAO
BrotherSir Edward Durnford King (1771-1862)NBD1849
Last Known Service9.1824NAO
Date of Death30.6.1835 - Falmouth NAO

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
5.12.178623.5.1790Carysfort (28), ServantNAO
25.4.179327.12.1794Bellerophon (74), Able SeamanNAO
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
28.12.179415.10.1795Lively (32), MidshipmanNAO
13.3.1795 Lively vs Tourterelle 
16.10.179519.2.1796Vengeance (74), MidshipmanNAO
19.2.179622.4.1797Saint Albans (64), MidshipmanNAO
23.4.179711.9.1800Andromeda (32), LieutenantNAO
11.8.1797 LieutenantCSORN
7.7.1800 Attack on Dunkirk 
12.9.180017.7.1802Desiree (36), LieutenantNAO
2.4.1801 Slightly woundedBG
2.4.1801 Battle of Copenhagen 
18.7.180228.7.1802Abergavenny (54), LieutenantNAO
15.4.18031.1.1806Victory (100), LieutenantNAO
21.10.1805 Battle of Trafalgar 
22.1.1806 CommanderCSORN
13.10.1807 CaptainCSORN
10.8.1810 Venerable (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerNAO
11.8.181027.4.1811Hannibal (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerNAO
181112.1811Hannibal (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
16.4.18126.5.1812Royal George (100), Captain and Commanding OfficerNAO
7.5.181216.6.1812Swiftsure (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerNAO
6.18129.1812Rainbow (20), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
20.6.18125.2.1813Rainbow (20), Captain and Commanding OfficerNAO
1.6.181625.11.1816Wildfire (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerNAO
24.12.18219.1824Active (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793

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Posted by Brian on Wednesday 16th of July 2014 00:55

The Gentleman's magazine. c.1 v.158 1835.
Page 332: Cornwall, June 30. At Falmouth, Captain Andrew King, C.B. Superintendent of Packets at that port. He was a son of the late William King, of Southampton, esq. and brother to Captain Edward Durnford King, R.N. Having entered the Naval service at an early age, he served as midshipman on board the Belerophon bearing the flag of Rear Admiral Pasley, in the glorious battle of the 1st of June, 1794, being made Lieutenant in the Andromeda frigate and afterwards first of La Desiree, he was wounded in that ship during the attack on Copenhagen by Lord Nelson in 1801. He was 4th Lieutenant of the Victory, in the memorable Battle of Trafalgar, 21st. Oct. 1805, and made Commander on the 22d January 1806. During the Capture of Copenhagen, in 1807, he commanded the Hebe, hired armed ship, and brought home the Waldemar, 80. he was made post for this service in Oct. of that year. He was next appointed Acting in the Venerable 74. and assisted at the reduction of Flushing, in August 1809. He passed thence to the Hannible, 74, and Royal George, 100, flag ships; and subsequently obtained command of the Rainbow , 26, and Iphigenia, frigate, in the Mediterranean. In the latter ship he assisted at the capture of Genoa, in 1814 and sailed shortly afterwards with a fleet of transports under his convoy from Gibraltar to Bermuda. In Oct. 1815 he proceeded to India, from whence he brought home the Cornwallis, 74. He was next appointed, December 28,1821 to the Active, 46, which ship he commanded until September 1824. His last appointment was that of Superintendent of Packets at Falmouth which took place in May 1834.

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