Charles Holmes

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1711CSORN
Baptism19.9.1711 - Yarmouth IOW CSORN
First Known Service18.6.1734CSORN
FatherHenry HolmesODNB
BrotherThomas, MP 1st Baron (1699-1764)HPO
Last Known Service9.1747CSORN
Date of Death21.11.1761CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
18.6.1734 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationODNB
18.6.1734 Lieutenant ADM 6/14/191CSORN
16.5.173827.11.1738Sunderland (60), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/15/118ADM 6/15
24.2.1740/41 Commander ADM 6/15/451ADM 6/15
24.2.1740/418.6.1741Strombolo (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/451ADM 6/15
4.3.1740/415.1741Operations against Cartagena 
20.2.1741/42 Captain ADM 6/16/16CSORN
20.2.1741/4219.12.1743Sapphire (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/16BWAS-1714
20.12.174329.5.1744Cornwall (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/251BWAS-1714
30.5.17449.1747Enterprise (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/313BWAS-1714
10.17471749Lennox (70), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
9.4.1748 Battle of Santiago de Cuba 
12.10.1748 Battle of Havana 
1.17531754Anson (60), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
2.17552.1757Grafton (68), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.17581759Warspite (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1.6.175821.11.1761Elected a Member of Parliament for Newport IOWHPO
6.7.1758 Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
1.17592.1760Dublin (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
1.7.1759 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
18.8.175919.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay 
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
176020.11.1761Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHPO
14.1.176021.11.1761Cambridge (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714


CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
HPO History of Parliament online Web Site
ADM 6/15 ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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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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