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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 LieutenantCSORN
9.9.17789.1779
Lowestoffe's Prize (8) 1777-1779
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/33
Issued by
Sir Peter Parker (1st Baronet of Bassingbourn)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica
Confirmed 2.10.1779
ADM 6/22
7.4.17831.11.1785
Irresistible (74) 1782-1806
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Acting Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/23/46
ADM 6/23
30.9.178914.5.1790
Goliath (74) 1781-1813
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, First Lieutenant ADM 6/24/4
ADM 6/24
26.3.1791 CommanderADM 6/24
26.3.17912.10.1792
Vulcan (8) 1783-1793
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/112
BWAS-1714
2.10.17928.10.1793
Scorpion (16) 1785-1802
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/175
BWAS-1714
14.10.1793 CaptainCSORN
14.10.1793 
Champion (24) 1779-1816
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Post Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/275
ADM 6/24
15.10.17937.11.1799
Inflexible (64) 1780-1820
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/275
BWAS-1714
18004.1801
Ruby (64) 1776-1821
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
3.18016.7.1801
Hannibal (74) 1786-1801
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
6.7.1801 Battle of Algeciras Bay 
9.180111.1801
Thunderer (74) 1783-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
2.180227.5.1803
Hercule (74) 1798-1810
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-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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