Solomon Ferris


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1748CSORN
First Known Service9.9.1778CSORN
Last Known Service6.7.1801CSORN
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 (1st Baronet of Bassingbourn) (1715-1811), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 2.10.1779
ADM 6/22
7.4.17831.11.1785Irresistible (74), Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/23/46ADM 6/23
30.9.1789 Goliath (74), First Lieutenant ADM 6/24/4ADM 6/24
26.3.1791 Commander ADM 6/24/112ADM 6/24
26.3.17912.10.1792Vulcan (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/112BWAS-1714
2.10.17928.10.1793Scorpion (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/175BWAS-1714
14.10.1793 Captain ADM 6/24/275CSORN
14.10.1793 Champion (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/275ADM 6/24
15.10.17937.11.1799Inflexible (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/275BWAS-1714
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


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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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