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Sir John Lockhart (6th Baronet Lockhart-Ross of Carstairs)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth11.11.1721 - Lockhart Hall, Lanarkshire ODNB
First Known Service9.1735ODNB
A.K.A.Lockhart RossHPO
FatherSir James Lockhart (d.1755)ODNB
MotherGrizel RossODNB
WifeElizabeth Dundas - Married 6.9.1762ODNB
SonCharles, 7th Bt. (c.1763-1814)PEER
BrotherJames, 4th Bt.HPO
BrotherGeorge, 5th Bt. (d.1778)HPO
Last Known Service24.9.1787ODNB
Date of Death9.6.1790 - Balnagown CastleODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
9.1735 Entered the NavyODNB
28.9.1743 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/503ODNB
9.11.1743 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/238ADM 6/16
22.4.1755 Commander ADM 6/18/159CSORN
22.4.175523.3.1756
Savage (8) 1750-1776
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/159
ODNB
23.3.1756 Captain ADM 6/18/245CSORN
23.3.175613.1.1758
Tartar (24) 1756-1797
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/245
ODNB
18.2.1757 Tartar v Montrozier 
27.3.1757 Tartar v Marie Victoire 
13.1.17585.3.1760
Chatham (50) 1758-1814
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1810 Renamed "Tilbury"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/470
BWAS-1714
3.7.1759 Bombardment of Le Havre 
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
1760 Changed his name to Lockhart Rossref:664
5.3.176026.9.1761
Bedford (64) 1741-1787
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1767 Renamed "Bedford Hulk"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/143
BWAS-1714
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
20.4.176114.4.1768Elected a Member of Parliament for Linlithgow BurghsHPO
14.4.176828.10.1774Elected a Member of Parliament for LanarkshireHPO
19.9.177729.1.1779
Shrewsbury (74) 1758-1783
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/314
BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
13.8.1778 Succeeded as 6th Baronet Lockhart-Ross of CarstairsODNB
20.1.177919.3.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM 104
19.3.1779 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/524CSORN
5.17796.1779
Romney (50) 1762-1804
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/3/274
BWAS-1714
6.17798.1779
Britannia (100) 1762-1825
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1812 Renamed "Princess Royal"
1812 Renamed "Saint George"
1819 Renamed "Barfleur"
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/3/274
BWAS-1714
8.177912.1781
Royal George (100) 1756-1782
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/3/274
BWAS-1714
8.1.1780 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
16.1.1780 Battle of Cape St. Vincent 
26.9.1780 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/22/177CSORN
12.17813.1783
Bienfaisant (64) 1758-1814
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 107/3/274
BWAS-1714
2.4.1782 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North Sea ADM 6/22/441ADM 6/22
20.10.1782 Battle of Cape Spartel 
24.9.1787 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/23/416CSORN


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Posted by Albert Parker on Friday 26th of June 2020 20:19

According to Ruddock Mackay, _Admiral Hawke_, p. 78, "25-year old John Lockhart," commanding officer of fireship _Vulcan_ (which should have made him a commander), was appointed by Hawke to command of _Kent_, 64, in place of Capt. Thomas Fox (q.v.), suspended from command to be tried by court-martial for his behavior during the battle of October 14/25, 1747. "The Admiralty, however, would not confirm him."
Winfield (BWAS-1714), 347, does not record any change in CO of _Vulcan_ between appointment of Cmdr. Wm. Pettigrew in April 1746 and the end of the war. In Oct. 1747 Lockhart might have been temporary CO of _Vulcan_ and therefore have retained the rank of lieutenant.
Fox was dismissed from command of _Kent_ by the CM and replaced as CO by Capt. Francis Holburne (BWAS-14, p. 92).

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