Sir Robert Stopford

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth5.2.1768CSORN
First Known Service15.7.1785CSORN
FatherSir James Stopford, 2nd Earl of Courtown
MotherSir James Stopford, 2nd Earl of Courtown
Father-in-LawRobert Fanshawe (1740-1823)ref:676
Last Known Service8.3.1786CSORN
Date of Death25.6.1847 - RichmondDAR-1837

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
15.7.1785 Lieutenant ADM 6/23/303CSORN
2.6.1789 CommanderCSORN
12.178913.8.1790Ferret (12), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
12.8.1790 Captain ADM 6/24/60CSORN
12.8.179015.10.1790Fame (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/60ADM 6/24
15.10.179026.11.1790Lowestoffe (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/78BWAS-1714
26.4.17917.9.1791Aquilon (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/120BWAS-1714
8.9.17917.7.1794Aquilon (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/134ADM 6/24
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
7.7.17947.1799Phaeton (38), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/57BWAS-1714
16.6.179517.6.1795First Battle of Groix 
7.17994.1802Excellent (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.18031807Spencer (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
6.2.1806 Action of San Domingo 
15.8.18077.9.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen 
28.4.1808 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
28.4.18081811Spencer (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
18091810Caesar (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1793
27.2.1809 Commanded the British Squadron at the Action at Sables d'Olonne 
28.7.180912.1809Walcheren Expedition 
25.10.1809 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
18101814Scipion (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1793
31.7.1810 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
1812 Lion (64), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
12.8.1812 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
4.6.1814 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
2.1.1815 Created 1st Knight Commander of the Order of the BathTKE1
12.8.1819 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
27.5.1825 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
18271830Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PortsmouthEWIKI
22.7.1830 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
6.6.1831 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathCSORN
1834 Rear-Admiral of the United KingdomEWIKI
4.18345.5.1847Appointed Rear-Admiral of the United KingdomEWIKI
10.1.1837 Admiral of the RedCSORN
9.2.183714.10.1841Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean SeaEWIKI
29.2.183727.7.1841Princess Charlotte (112), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralW025
10.5.1837 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint GeorgeCSORN
184025.6.1847Appointed Governor of Greenwich HospitalCSORN
1847 Elected Vice-Admiral of the United KingdomEWIKI
1847 Received the Naval General Service Medal with a clasp for the Defeat of the French Fleet, capture of six sail of the line and one sunk whilst serving on Aquilon on 1794/06/01/ He received an adittional clasp for Lord Cornwallis's brilliant repulse of a fleet, four times times superior in force, whilst serving on Phaeton on 1795/06/17ADM 171/8
5.5.184725.6.1847Appointed Vice-Admiral of the United KingdomEWIKI


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
DAR-1837Dodsley's Anual Register - 1837 Digital Book
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument

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