John Ferguson

First Known Service1738CSORN
Last Known Service1814/06/04CSORN
Date of Death1818

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1755 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
1756/09/17 LieutenantCSORN
1757/031758/09Prince of Orange (70), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17581758/09Port Mahon (20), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1759/021763Firm (60), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1777/09/05 CommanderCSORN
1781 Berwick (74), as Commanding OfficerEWIKI
1781/03/21 CaptainCSORN
1781/08/05 Battle of Dogger Bank 
1799/02/14 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1801/01/01 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1804/04/23 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
1805/11/09 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1808/04/28 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1810/07/31 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1814/06/04 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN


CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
RNLPC Royal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKI WikipediaVariousWeb Site

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Posted by Gordon Simmonds on Saturday 4th of March 2017 10:11

I think this entry combines data on two different John Fergusons (probably father and son). Also most sources spell the surname Fergusson.
John Fergusson senior (1710-1767) commanded the Prince of Orange and then the Firm under Admiral Hawke but missed the battle of Quiberon Bay.
John Fergusson junior (1731-1818)fits all the promotion dates given and had temporary command of the Port Mahon as a lieutenant, commanded the ship sloop Sylph (14)as commander from 1777-1779 and as a captain commanded the Berwick (74) at the Battle of Dogger Bank. After leaving the Berwick he probably never served at sea again but just rose through the ranks.

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