Sir William Young


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth16.8.1751TRN3
First Known Service1769TRN3
FatherJames Young (1717-1789)EWIKI
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 — PlymouthEWIKI
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 KingdomEWIKI
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 BathEWIKI
18.7.181925.10.1821Appointed Vice-Admiral of the United KingdomEWIKI


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