Charles Watson


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1714ODNB
First Known Service2.8.1734ODNB
FatherJohn Watson, prebendary of Westminster (d1724)ODNB
Last Known Service31.1.1758ODNB
Date of Death16.8.1757CSORN
Burial8.1757 - St John's Church, Calcutta ODNB
Will Probated2.12.1758, PROB 11/842/166

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
2.8.1734 Lieutenant ADM 6/14/193CSORN
31.1.1734/35 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationODNB
14.2.1737/38 Captain ADM 6/15/94CSORN
14.2.1737/3825.5.1741Garland (20), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 16.2.1737/38 ADM 6/15/94BWAS-1714
25.5.17419.11.1742Plymouth (60), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
9.11.174217.11.1745Dragon (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/41
Commission confirmed 9.1.1745/46
BWAS-1714
11.2.1743/4412.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon 
28.12.17456.2.1745/46Princess Mary (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/36ADM 6/17
7.2.1745/4613.3.1745/46Advice (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/57ADM 6/17
14.3.1745/4625.1.1747/48Princess Louisa (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/71BWAS-1714
3.5.1747 1st Battle of Cape Finisterre 
14.10.1747 2nd Battle of Cape Finisterre 
1748 Appointed Governor of NewfoundlandEWIKI
17481749Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North AmericaEWIKI
25.1.1747/485.3.1747/48Lion (58), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/314ADM 6/17
12.5.1748 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 3/17/354CSORN
12.5.17481749Lion (58), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
175416.8.1757Appointed Commander-in-Chief — East IndiesEWIKI
1.175416.9.1757Kent (64), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
4.2.1755 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/18/130CSORN
11.1.175614.1.1756Commander-in-Chief at the Capture of Geriah 
11.1.175614.1.1756Capture of Geriah 
17.3.1756 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/18/244CSORN
24.2.1757 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/18/362ADM 6/18
7.3.175722.3.1757Expedition against Chandernagore 
31.1.1758 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/18/480ADM 6/18

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 9th of March 2016 17:43

12 V-Ad Charles Watson squadron attacks fortified town of Gheriah, India
The Division order to attack the forts and batteries:

Bridgewater24 cap W. Martin
Tiger60 cap T Latham
Kent70 cap H. Speke V-ad Watson blue
Cumberland66 Cap J. Harrison R-ad George Pocock red
Salisbury50 Cap J. Knowles
Protector44 Commodore James [East Indiaman]

The Division order to attack the fleet and dock yard:

Kingfisher16 cap H Smith
Revenge28 [East Indiaman]
Bombay Grab28 [East Indiaman]
Gardian26 [East Indiaman]
Drake bomb vessel [East Indiaman]
Warren bomb vessel [East Indiaman]
Triumph bomb vessel [East Indiaman]
Viper bomb vessel [East Indiaman]
Dispatch bomb vessel [East Indiaman]
13 Feb 1756 Town fell to Ad Watson and Gen Clive

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