Solomon Ferris


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1748CSORN
First Known Service9.9.1778CSORN
Last Known Service13.4.1780CSORN
Date of Death27.5.1803BWAS-1793

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
9.9.1778 Lieutenant ADM 6/22/33CSORN
9.9.17789.1779Lowestoffe's Prize (8), Lieutenant and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/33
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 2.10.1779
ADM 6/22
22.11.1790 CommanderCSORN
3.17919.1791Vulcan (8), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
10.17921793Scorpion (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
10.179310.1799Inflexible (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
14.10.1793 CaptainCSORN
18004.1801Ruby (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
3.18016.7.1801Hannibal (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
6.7.1801 Battle of Algeciras Bay 
9.180111.1801Thunderer (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
2.180227.5.1803Hercule (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Wednesday 7th of May 2014 20:02

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 71:pt. 2 (1801).
Algeriars July 7
Sir: I have little more to tell you of the fate of his Majesty's ship Hannibal than yourself must have observed; only, that, from the number of batteries and ships, gun-boats etc.. we had to encounter, our guns soon got knocked up; and I found it was impossible to do anything, either for the preservation of the ship, or for the good of the service, our boats, sails, rigging, and springs being all shot away, and having so many killed and wounded, which will appear by the annexed list, I thought it prudent to strike, and thereby preserve the lives of the brave men that remained. Had I been successful in the view before me, previous to the ship taking the ground, my praises of the conduct of my officers and ships company could not have exceeded their merits; but I have, notwithstanding, the satisfaction to say, that every order was observed, and carried into execution, with the promptitude and alacrity becoming British officers and seaman. S. Ferris

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