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Charles Holmes


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1711CSORN
Baptism19.9.1711 - Yarmouth IOW CSORN
First Known Service18.6.1734CSORN
FatherHenry HolmesODNB
MotherMaryHPO
BrotherThomas, MP 1st Baron (1699-1764)HPO
Last Known Service21.11.1761CSORN
Date of Death21.11.1761CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
18.6.1734 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/236ODNB
18.6.1734 LieutenantCSORN
16.5.173827.11.1738
Sunderland (60) 1724-1742
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Second Lieutenant ADM 6/15/118
ADM 6/15
24.2.1740/41 CommanderADM 6/15
24.2.1740/418.6.1741
Strombolo (8) 1739-1744
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/451
ADM 6/15
4.3.1740/415.1741Operations against Cartagena 
20.2.1741/42 CaptainCSORN
20.2.1741/4219.12.1743
Sapphire (44) 1741-1756
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/16
BWAS-1714
20.12.174329.5.1744
Cornwall (80) 1726-1761
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/251
BWAS-1714
30.5.174413.12.1748
Enterprise (50) 1718-1771
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Enterprise"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/313
BWAS-1714
11.5.174729.12.1748
Lennox (70) 1723-1756
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
9.4.1748 Battle of Santiago de Cuba 
12.10.1748 Battle of Havana 
10.1.17534.2.1755
Anson (60) 1747-1773
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/52
BWAS-1714
4.2.17557.2.1757
Grafton (68) 1750-1767
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Commodore and Commanding Officer ADM 3/18/366
ADM 6/18
7.2.1757 Appointed Second in Command — North America ADM 3/18/366ADM 6/18
3.2.1758 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Weser, Elbe and Ems ADM 6/18/483ADM 6/18
15.5.175819.7.1758
Warspite (74) 1758-1801
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1780 Renamed "Arundel"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/512
BWAS-1714
1.6.175821.11.1761Elected a Member of Parliament for Newport IOWHPO
6.7.1758 Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
23.1.175913.1.1760
Dublin (74) 1757-1784
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/18/53
BWAS-1714
19.5.1759 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteADM 6/19
14.1.176021.11.1761
Cambridge (80) 1755-1808
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 107/3/53
BWAS-1714
24.1.176020.11.1761Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Jamaica ADM 6/19/131HPO


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Posted by Tony Willoughby on Friday 4th of August 2017 14:44

apologies - I was confusing him with Charles Holmes - sorry

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