Sir William Young


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth16.8.1751TRN3
First Known Service1769TRN3
FatherJames Young (1717-1789)E-WIKI
MotherElizabeth Bolton (d. bef. 1762)ODNB
Last Known Service1812TRN3
Date of Death25.10.1821TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1769 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/6/175RNLPC
12.11.1770 Lieutenant ADM 6/20/315ADM 6/20
10.5.1777 Commander ADM 6/21/454ADM 6/21
10.5.177718.7.1778Snake (12), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/454
Issued by James Young (1717-1789), Barbados
Commission confirmed 23.9.1778
BWAS-1714
23.9.1778 CaptainTRN3
23.9.17783.1782Hind (24), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
11.5.177931.8.1780Snake (14), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
15.4.178230.4.1783Ambuscade (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/450ADM 6/22
3.10.17879.10.1788Perseverance (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/424BWAS-1714
10.5.179031.1.1793Crescent (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/26BWAS-1714
31.1.17931.6.1795Fortitude (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/199BWAS-1793
14.3.1795 Action off Genoa 
20.4.17951.6.1795Appointed First Captain ADM 6/25/164

To Samuel Hood in the Mediterranean

ADM 6/25
1.6.1795 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/180TRN3
20.11.179518.2.1801Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
14.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the BlueTRN3
1.1.1801 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteTRN3
23.4.1804 Vice-Admiral of the RedTRN3
5.18041810Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PlymouthE-WIKI
9.11.1805 Admiral of the BlueTRN3
31.7.1810 Admiral of the WhiteTRN3
18111812Christian VII (80), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1793
18111815Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North Searef:676
14.5.181418.7.1819Appointed Rear-Admiral of the United KingdomE-WIKI
12.7.1814 Appointed Companion of the Knight Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathE-WIKI
18.7.181925.10.1821Appointed Vice-Admiral of the United KingdomE-WIKI


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