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Lord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor, Marine 
Date of Birth19.3.1725/26 - London ODNB
First Known Service1736ODNB
FatherEmanuel Scrope Howe, 2nd Visc. (1699-1735)ODNB
MotherMary Sophia Charlotte von Kielmansegg (1703-1782)ODNB
WifeMary Hartopp (1732-1800) - Married 16.2.1758 - Tamerton FoliotODNB
BrotherGeneral William (1729-1814)ODNB
BrotherGeneral George Augustus (1724-1758)ODNB
Last Known Service1799ODNB
Date of Death5.8.1799 - Grafton Street, LondonODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17367.1739Service as a merchant seamanADM 6/86
14.7.173929.6.1740
Pearl (40) 1726-1744
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 6/86/61
ADM 6/86
16.7.1739 Entered the NavyODNB
18.10.174313.12.1743
Suffolk (70) 1739-1765
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 6/86/61
ADM 6/86
24.5.1744 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 6/86/61RNLPC
12.8.1745 LieutenantADM 6/16
5.11.1745 CommanderADM 6/17
5.11.17459.4.1746
Baltimore (14) 1742-1762
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/17
BWAS-1714
10.4.1746 CaptainCSORN
10.4.174611.9.1747
Triton (20) 1745-1758
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/86
ODNB
3.5.1746 Wounded in the head an action against French privateers in a loch in the Sound of ArisaigODNB
11.9.174729.10.1748
Rippon (54) 1735-1751
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/266
ODNB
29.10.174812.7.1749
Cornwall (80) 1726-1761
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/484
BWAS-1714
14.3.1750/5120.5.1752
Glory (44) 1747-1763
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/543
ODNB
3.6.175221.8.1754
Dolphin (24) 1751-1777
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/36
ODNB
20.1.175513.6.1757
Dunkirk (60) 1754-1792
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
ODNB
6.6.17558.6.1755Action of 6-8 June 1755 
13.6.17571.6.1758
Magnanime (74) 1748-1775
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/409
BWAS-1714
5.9.17576.10.1757Raid on Rochefort 
1.6.17584.7.1758
Essex (64) 1741-1759
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/18/138
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5.6.175812.6.1758Commanded the Inshore Squadron at the Raid on Saint-Malo 
6.7.1758 Appointed 4th Viscount HoweODNB
7.8.1758 
Pallas (36) 1757-1783
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 107/3/138
BWAS-1714
4.2.1760 Colonel of MarinesADM 192
27.1.1762 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Basque Roads ADM 6/19/382ADM 6/19
22.6.176223.1.1763
Princess Amelia (80) 1757-1788
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/418
BWAS-1714
20.4.176330.7.1765Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
17655.8.1799Appointed Privy CounsellorE-WIKI
18.10.1770 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
26.11.17701776Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/20/317ADM 6/20
31.3.1775 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
7.12.1775 Vice-Admiral of the BlueADM 6/21
2.177613.8.1778
Eagle (64) 1774-1812
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1800 Renamed "Buckingham"
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/3/138
BWAS-1714
15.2.17769.1778Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America ADM 6/21/158ADM 6/21
2.4.1776 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteADM 6/21
12.5.1778 Vice-Admiral of the RedADM 6/21
22.7.1778 Commanded the British Fleet at the Encounter at Sandy Hook 
11.8.1778 Commanded the British Fleet at the Howe's encounter with d'Estaing 
14.8.1778 
Centurion (50) 1774-1824
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 107/3/138
BWAS-1714
2.4.17821783Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channel ADM 6/22/437ADM 6/22
8.4.1782 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
20.4.178214.11.1782
Victory (100) 1765-2019
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/24/138
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9.178212.1782Commander of the Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782  
20.10.1782 Commanded the The Main Squadron - Lead Division at the Battle of Cape Spartel 
30.1.17839.4.1783Appointed First Lord of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
31.12.178315.7.1788Appointed First Lord of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
24.9.1787 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1788 Created 1st Baron HoweE-WIKI
1788 Appointed 1st Earl HoweE-WIKI
13.5.1790 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channel ADM 6/24/29ADM 6/24
29.5.179010.1790
Queen Charlotte (100) 1790-1800
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the White ADM 107/3/138
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23.7.1790 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channel ADM 6/24/54ADM 6/24
23.3.1791 
Victory (100) 1765-2019
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/113
ADM 6/24
9.6.17923.1796Appointed Vice-Admiral of Great Britain ADM 6/24/28E-WIKI
1.2.17931795Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channel ADM 6/24/204ADM 6/24
7.2.17931796
Queen Charlotte (100) 1790-1800
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/206
BWAS-1714
1.6.1794 Commanded the British Fleet at the Glorious 1st of June 
23.6.1795 Action of Ile Groix 
17961797
Royal George (100) 1788-1822
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Fleet ADM 107/3/138
BWAS-1714
12.3.1796 Admiral of the FleetCSORN


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