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Sir William Hotham (11st Baronet Hotham)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth8.4.1736ref:898
First Known Service11.7.1754ref:898
FatherSir Beaumont Hotham, seventh baronet (1698-1771)ODNB
MotherFrances ThompsonODNB
Nephew
Sir William HothamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
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 LieutenantCSORN
19.11.1756 CommanderCSORN
19.11.175617.8.1757
Fortune (14) 1746-1770
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/381
Issued by
Lord Edward Hawke (1st Baron Hawke of Towton)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1776
, English Channel
Confirmed 5.4.1757
BWAS-1714
17.8.1757 CaptainCSORN
17.8.17571.11.1757
Gibraltar (20) 1754-1773
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/429
BWAS-1714
17.4.17588.5.1761
Melampe (36) 1757-1764
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/502
BWAS-1714
20.3.1759 Action of 20 March 1759 
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
4.5.176118.11.1763
Aeolus (32) 1758-1801
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1800 Renamed "Guernsey"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/313
BWAS-1714
24.10.17661.11.1769
Hero (74) 1759-1810
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1800 Renamed "Rochester"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/140
BWAS-1714
7.12.17707.12.1773
Resolution (74) 1770-1813
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/321
BWAS-1714
4.17761780
Preston (50) 1757-1815
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-1714
6.12.17768.12.1776Commanded the British Escorts at the Occupation of Rhode Island 
14.12.177815.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia 
17.1.178017.8.1781
Vengeance (74) 1774-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-1714
17.4.1780 Battle of Martinique 
15.5.1780 Action of March 15 1780 
19.5.1780 Action of March 19 1780 
1.5.178231.3.1783
Edgar (74) 1779-1835
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1814 Renamed "Retribution"
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-1714
20.10.1782 Battle of Cape Spartel 
24.9.1787 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
16.5.17909.9.1791
Princess Royal (98) 1773-1807
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral
BWAS-1714
21.9.1790 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.17931.1796
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, Vice-Admiral
BWAS-1714
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
12.4.1794 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
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


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