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John Kingcome


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service28.5.1808CSORN
Last Known Service5.3.1864CSORN
Date of Death1871

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
28.5.1808 Entered the NavyW025
1.7.1815 LieutenantW025
18247.1825
Larne (20) 1814-1828
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Post Ship
, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
8.1.1828 CommanderW025
24.10.1835 Appointed to command a coast guard stationW025
18.6.1837 Left the post in the coast guardW025
18.6.183728.6.1838
Wellesley (74) 1815-1940
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1868 Renamed "Cornwall"
, Commander
W025
28.6.1838 CaptainW025
23.10.18411843
Belleisle (20) 1819-1872
British 20 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
W025
24.3.18461847
Belleisle (20) 1819-1872
British 20 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
W025
30.5.185316.2.1854
Saint George (120) 1840-1883
British 120 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
W025
16.2.185416.6.1856
Royal William (120) 1833-1899
British 120 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
W033
10.9.1857 Rear-AdmiralW025
5.3.1864 Vice-AdmiralW025


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Posted by Cy on Sunday 15th of August 2021 15:51

Thanks
Always pleased to get additional info.
Please send to my email on the home page.


Posted by David Billett on Sunday 15th of August 2021 11:41

I have complete information on the ships and career of Admiral Sir John Kingcome KCB if you would like them. He was one of only 3 'tar admirals' in the nineteenth century having risen from 'second class boy' to admiral. There are no published sources to the information other than a manuscript archived by the Plymouth Library and the Devon Family History Society by Alan Axworthy and myself charting John Kingcome's career using Muster Lists and Captain's Logs at The National Archives and other sources.

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