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Lawrence Wright


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1665CSORN
Last Known Service20.5.1693CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1665 LieutenantCSORN
1672 CaptainCSORN
8.2.1672/735.10.1674
Nonsuch (36) 1668-1695
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
11.8.1673 Battle of Texel 
3.3.1674/7517.5.1675
Phoenix (42) 1671-1692
British 42 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
3.2.1677/7813.5.1678
Antelope (52) 1653-1693
British 52 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Antelope"
, Captain
BWAS-1603
15.5.167826.8.1678
Charles (96) 1668-1699
British 96 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1687 Renamed "Saint George"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
28.5.1678 
Unicorn (46) 1634-1687
British 46 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
3.6.16795.6.1680
Reserve (44) 1650-1701
British 44 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
19.6.168222.6.1682
Mary (8) 1677-1727
British 8 Gun
Unrated Yacht
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
29.7.16827.9.1682
John and Alexander (8) 1678-1686
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
8.9.168231.3.1683
Golden Horse (46) 1681-1688
British 46 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
29.4.16856.3.1686/87
Mary (8) 1677-1727
British 8 Gun
Unrated Yacht
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
6.3.1686/8712.7.1687
Foresight (42) 1650-1698
British 42 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
W014
18.7.168719.6.1689
Assistance (50) 1687-1699
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 107/1/263
BWAS-1603
1689 
Exeter (70) 1680-1691
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
21.12.16891690
Dunkirk (50) 1651-1703
British 50 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Dunkirk"
, Commodore and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
1690 
Mary (60) 1688-1703
British 60 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-1603
16901693Appointed Commander-in-Chief — West Indies ADM 6/3/40ADM 6/3
20.5.1693 Court Martial : Lawrence Wright, Captain, Commander in Chief of the fleet in the West Indies, [name of ship not given]. Royal Navy Court Martial, 20 May 1693. Crime: Mismanagement, disaffection to the service, breach of instructions and other misdemeanours. Verdict: Acquitted. Sentence: He resigned his command on grounds of ill health.ADM 1/5253


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