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Sir Francis William Austen


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth23.4.1774 - Steventon, HantsNBD1849
First Known Service12.4.1786NBD1849
FatherRev. George AustenNBD1849
WifeMary Gibson (d.1823) - Married 24.7.1806NBD1849
WifeMartha Lloyd (d Jan 1843) - Married 24.7.1828NBD1849
Son
Herbert Grey AustenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1830-1845
NBD1849
Son
Francis William AustenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1822-1841
NBD1849
Nephew
Charles John AustenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1833-1846
NBD1849
SisterJane Austen (the novelist)E-WIKI
Brother
Charles John AustenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1852
NBD1849
Last Known Service7.6.1848NBD1849
Date of Death10.8.1865 - Portsdown

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
12.4.178623.12.1788
Royal Naval Academy 1733-1837
British Shore1806 Renamed "Royal Navy College"
, Scholar ADM 6/23/326
ADM 6/23
23.12.17884.11.1791
Perseverance (36) 1781-1823
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, 1st Class Volunteer ADM 196/3/2
NBD1849
179227.12.1792
Minerva (38) 1780-1803
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1798 Renamed "Pallas"
, Midshipman
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28.12.1792 Lieutenant ADM 6/24/284CSORN
28.12.179214.3.1794
Dispatch 1790-1801
British Unrated Sloop
, Lieutenant ADM 6/24/284
Confirmed 16.11.1793
NBD1849
15.3.179421.5.1795
Lark (16) 1794-1809
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Lieutenant ADM 196/3/2
ADM 196
22.5.17952.9.1795
Andromeda (32) 1784-1808
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Lieutenant ADM 196/3/2
ADM 196
14.9.179523.11.1795
Prince George (98) 1772-1817
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant ADM 196/3/2
ADM 196
24.11.17955.3.1796
Glory (98) 1788-1825
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant ADM 196/3/2
ADM 196
6.3.179626.6.1796
Shannon (32) 1796-1802
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Lieutenant ADM 196/3/2
ADM 196
5.10.179710.2.1798
Seahorse (38) 1794-1819
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Lieutenant ADM 196/3/2
ADM 196
3.2.1799 CommanderNBD1849
3.2.179912.5.1800
Peterel (4) 1777-1788
British 4 Gun
Other Survey Vessel
, Commander and Commanding Officer: On board from 27.2.1799 ADM 196/3/2
NBD1849
13.5.1800 CaptainCSORN
13.5.180020.10.1800
Peterel (4) 1777-1788
British 4 Gun
Other Survey Vessel
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/2
NBD1849
20.10.1800 Resigned command of the Peterel and returned homeNBD1849
29.8.180130.9.1802
Neptune (98) 1797-1818
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 12.9.1801 ADM 196/3/2
NBD1849
1803 Employed raising and commanding a body of sea-fenciblesNBD1849
12.5.18042.2.1805
Leopard (50) 1790-1814
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/2
BWAS-1714
18.2.180523.6.1806
Canopus (80) 1798-1887
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/2
NBD1849
6.2.1806 Action of San Domingo 
23.3.180722.9.1810
Saint Albans (64) 1764-1814
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/2
NBD1849
3.12.18109.7.1811
Caledonia (120) 1808-1875
British 120 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1856 Renamed "Dreadnought"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
19.12.181012.5.1811
Caledonia (120) 1808-1875
British 120 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1856 Renamed "Dreadnought"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/2
BWAS-1793
9.7.18117.5.1814
Elephant (74) 1786-1830
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/2
BWAS-1793
4.6.1815 Appointed Companion of the Companion of the Order of the BathNBD1849
22.7.1830 Rear-AdmiralNL1865-3
28.2.1837 Appointed Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the BathNBD1849
28.6.1838 Vice-AdmiralNL1865-3
27.12.18447.6.1848Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America & West IndiesADM 196
27.12.18447.6.1848
Vindictive (50) 1813-1871
British 50 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral: On board from 23.1.1845 ADM 196/3/2
BWAS-1793
1.8.1848 AdmiralNL1865-3
18.5.1860 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath 
5.6.186211.12.1862Appointed Rear-Admiral of the United KingdomE-WIKI
11.12.186227.4.1863Appointed Vice-Admiral of the United KingdomE-WIKI
27.4.1863 Admiral of the FleetNL1865-3


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