Sir Benjamin Hallowell


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1.1761CSORN
First Known Service25.4.1783CSORN
SonCharles Hallowell (d.1848)EWIKI
Last Known Service11.1818CSORN
Date of Death2.9.1834EWIKI

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
25.4.1783 Lieutenant ADM 6/23/110CSORN
2.10.1792 Commander ADM 6/24/175ADM 6/24
21.2.179330.8.1793Camel (24), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/212BWAS-1714
30.8.1793 Captain ADM 6/25/75CSORN
30.8.17934.6.1794Robust (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/75
Commission confirmed 13.8.1794
BWAS-1714
10.1793 Leviathan (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.17944.1794Lowestoffe (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.17951796Courageux (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
13.7.1795 Battle of Hyeres 
17971798Lively (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
14.2.1797 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent 
26.10.179724.6.1801Swiftsure (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerTNC
1.8.1798 Battle of the Nile 
5.4.18007.4.1800Action of 1800-04-07 
18.8.1801 Court-Martialed at Mahon for quitting his convoy, put under his charge by Lord KEITH and also for the loss of the shipTNC
9.18026.1804Argo (22), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
21.6.18031.7.1803Capture of St. Lucia and Tobago 
5.18048.1811Tigre (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
6.3.180721.3.1807Capture of Alexandria 
21.10.1809 Action of 1809-10-21 
31.10.18091.11.1809Commanded the British Squadron at the Action in Rosas Bay 
1.8.1811 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
9.18114.1815Malta (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1793
12.8.1812 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
4.6.1814 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
2.1.1815 Created 1st Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the BathTKE1
4.18157.1815Royal Sovereign (100), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1714
11.181511.1818Tonnant (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1793
18161818Appointed Commander-in-Chief — CorkEWIKI
18211824Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The NoreEWIKI
1828 Succeeded to the estates of the Carew family of Beddington, Surrey, on the death of his cousin, who had herself inherited them from her brother-in-law. In accordance with the terms of her will, he assumed the Carew name and coat of arms, becoming known as Admiral Sir Benjamin Hallowell CarewTKE1
6.6.1831 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1

Notes on Officer


Verdict of the Court Martial held at MahonTNC
The Court were of opinion, and it appeared to them, [from the narrative of Captain HALLOWELL, supported by the best possible evidence to be obtained, that the convoy, under Captain HALLOWEI.L'S charge, was of very little importance in any point of view ; that his determination to leave the said convoy, and join Sir JOHN WARREN, was dictated by sound judgment and zeal for the service of his King and Country ; and the Court were farther of opinion, that the loss of his Majesty's late ship Swiftsure, was unavoidable, and that the conduct of Captain HALLOWELL, his Officers, and ship's company, in defence of the Swiftsure, was highly meritorious, and that Captain HALLOWELL displayed great judgment in the mode he adopted, to avoid so superior a force, and equal gallantry in the execution of the plan so formed ; they did therefore adjudge, that they be honourably acquitted, and they were honourably acquitted accordingly

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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