William Bedford


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1781CSORN
Father-in-LawRobert Fanshawe (1740-1823)ref:676
Last Known Service4.6.1814CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1781 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
12.9.1781 Lieutenant ADM 6/22/400CSORN
12.4.178315.4.1783Crown (64), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/23/48ADM 6/23
15.4.178314.5.1783Crown (64), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/23/50ADM 6/23
14.5.1783 Crown (64), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/23/67ADM 6/23
5.7.1794 Commander ADM 6/25/57CSORN
5.7.1794 Flirt (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/57ADM 6/25
15.8.1794 Captain ADM 6/25/76CSORN
15.8.17948.1796Queen (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/76BWAS-1714
23.6.1795 Action of Ile Groix 
6.17963.1797Royal Sovereign (100), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
3.17979.1800Royal Sovereign (100), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
9.18001801Leyden (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.8.180116.8.1801Attacks on Boulogne 
3.18032.1805Thunderer (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
24.2.18055.2.1806Hibernia (110), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.18064.1807Prince of Wales (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
8.180810.1810Caledonia (120), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
27.9.1810 Action of 1810-09-27 
12.18111.1812Prince of Wales (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
12.181110.1812Royal Sovereign (100), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
12.8.1812 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
4.6.1814 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
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
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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