Sir William Hotham (11st Baronet Hotham)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth8.4.1736ref:898
First Known Service11.7.1754ref:898
FatherSir Beaumont Hotham, seventh baronet (1698-1771)ODNB
MotherFrances ThompsonODNB
NephewSir William Hotham (1772-1848)ODNB
BrotherBeaumont Hotham (1737-1814)ODNB
Last Known Service9.11.1805ODNB
Date of Death2.5.1813 - South Dalton HallODNB

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1748 Entered the Royal Naval Academy at PortsmouthODNB
11.7.1754 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/279RNLPC
7.8.1754 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationODNB
28.1.1755 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/161CSORN
19.11.1756 Commander ADM 6/18/381CSORN
19.11.175617.8.1757Fortune (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/381
Issued by Lord Edward Hawke (1st Baron Hawke of Towton) (1704/5-1781), English Channel
Commission confirmed 5.4.1757
17.8.1757 Captain ADM 6/18/429CSORN
17.8.17571.11.1757Gibraltar (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/429BWAS-1714
17.4.17588.5.1761Melampe (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/502BWAS-1714
20.3.1759 Action of 20 March 1759 
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
4.5.176118.11.1763Aeolus (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/313BWAS-1714
24.10.17661.11.1769Hero (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/140BWAS-1714
7.12.17707.12.1773Resolution (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/321BWAS-1714
4.17761780Preston (50), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
6.12.17768.12.1776Commanded the British Escorts at the Occupation of Rhode Island 
14.12.177815.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia 
17.1.178017.8.1781Vengeance (74), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
17.4.1780 Battle of Martinique 
15.5.1780 Action of March 15 1780 
19.5.1780 Action of March 19 1780 
1.5.178231.3.1783Edgar (74), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
20.10.1782 Battle of Cape Spartel 
24.9.1787 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/23/416CSORN
16.5.17909.9.1791Princess Royal (98), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralBWAS-1714
21.9.1790 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/24/68CSORN
1.17931.1796Britannia (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralBWAS-1714
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/200CSORN
12.4.1794 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/30CSORN
14.3.1795 Action off Genoa 
4.5.179511.1795Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/25/184ADM 6/25
13.7.1795 Commander-in-Chief at the Battle of Hyeres 
13.7.1795 Battle of Hyeres 
7.3.1797 Created 1st Baron HothamODNB
14.2.1799 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the RedCSORN
18.7.1811 Succeeded as 11st Baronet HothamODNB


ref:898The Mid-eighteenth century navy from the perspective of captain Thomas Burnett and his peersAnne Byrne McLeodThesis
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive

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