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 Service20.11.1761CSORN
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 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
30.5.174413.12.1748Enterprise (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/313BWAS-1714
11.5.174729.12.1748Lennox (70), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
9.4.1748 Battle of Santiago de Cuba 
12.10.1748 Battle of Havana 
10.1.17534.2.1755Anson (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/52BWAS-1714
4.2.17557.2.1757Grafton (68), Commodore and Commanding Officer ADM 3/18/366ADM 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
15.5.175819.7.1758Warspite (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/512BWAS-1714
1.6.175821.11.1761Elected a Member of Parliament for Newport IOWHPO
6.7.1758 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/18/524BWAS-1714
23.1.175918.2.1760Dublin (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
19.5.1759 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/19/66ADM 6/19
14.1.176021.11.1761Cambridge (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
24.1.176020.11.1761Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Jamaica ADM 6/19/131HPO


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive

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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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