John Ferguson


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1731ADM 107/4
First Known Service1738CSORN
A.K.A.FergussonCSORN
FatherJohn Ferguson (c.1708-1767)ref:676
MotherLydia Cumberref:676
Last Known Service4.6.1814CSORN
Date of Death4.4.1818 - Southampton CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
19.12.1755 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/344RNLPC
17.9.1756 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/309CSORN
16.1.177516.4.1777Cherokee (6), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.9.1777 Commander ADM 6/21/307CSORN
5.9.177727.8.1779Sylph (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/307BWAS-1714
12.10.178021.3.1781Dragon (74), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/182ADM 6/22
21.3.1781 Captain ADM 6/22/263CSORN
21.3.17816.3.1782Berwick (74), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 28.3.1781 ADM 6/22/263ADM 51
5.8.1781 Battle of Dogger Bank 
6.3.178215.1.1783Surprise (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/420ADM 6/22
14.2.1799 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.1.1801 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
23.4.1804 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
9.11.1805 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
28.4.1808 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
31.7.1810 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
4.6.1814 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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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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