Sir Charles Thompson (1st Baronet Virkees)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1740ODNB
First Known Service1754ODNB
Last Known Service14.2.1799ODNB
Date of Death17.3.1799 - FarehamODNB

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
17541755Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/5
3.12.1760 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
16.1.1761 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/245CSORN
14.2.1771 Commander ADM 6/20/416CSORN
14.2.177128.5.1771Senegal (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/416
Issued by James Gambier (1723-1789), North America
7.3.1772 Captain ADM 6/20/433CSORN
7.3.17722.11.1772Chatham (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/433BWAS-1714
2.11.177223.8.1774Crescent (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/22
Issued by William Parry (c.1699-1779), Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 31.3.1774
25.8.177520.10.1780Boreas (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/118BWAS-1714
6.7.1779 Battle of Grenada 
20.10.178014.7.1783Alcide (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/527
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 14.10.1782
29.4.178130.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal 
5.9.1781 Battle of the Chesapeake 
25.1.178226.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts 
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
29.1.178714.6.1790Edgar (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
14.6.17901.12.1790Elephant (74), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 15.6.1790 ADM 6/24/40BWAS-1714
17931794Vengeance (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
14.5.17946.11.1794Vanguard (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
4.7.1794 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1796 Elected MP for MonmouthODNB
1796 London (90), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralBWAS-1714
18.1.17969.3.1798Saint George (98), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
17971798Formidable (98), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
17972.1798Britannia (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
14.2.1797 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent 
23.6.1797 Created 1st Baronet VirkeesEWIKI
10.179712.1798Prince George (98), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
14.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN


ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 107/5ADM 107/5 1757-1762 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
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
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site

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