Sir Robert Seppings


NationalityBritish 
RolesDesigner, Ship Builder 
Date of Birth11.12.1767 - Fakenham, Norfolk EWIKI
Baptism14.12.1767EWIKI
First Known Service1832EWIKI
FatherRobert Seppings (1734-1781)ref:1346
MotherLydia Milligen (1740-1821) ref:1346
WifeCharlotte Milligen (1770-1834) - Married 28.6.1795, Plymouth ref:1346
DaughterMartha Milligen (1796-1840)ref:1346
SonJohn Milligan Seppings (1770-1826)ref:1346
DaughterMary Milligen (1799-?)ref:1346
SonRichard Nankivel (1801-1802)ref:1346
DaughterCharlotte Lucy (1803-1809)ref:1346
SonAndrew Sanders (1806-1849)ref:1346
SonRobert Richard (1807-1807)ref:1346
DaughterLydia Milligan (1807-1807)ref:1346
DaughterLouisa (1810-1891)ref:1346
DaughterHelen (1812-?)ref:1346
BrotherJohn Millgen (1760-1761)ref:1346
SisterLydia [Sampson] (1762-?)ref:1346
SisterMary [Garrett] (1763-1799)ref:1346
SisterHelen (1765-?)ref:1346
BrotherJohn Milligen (1770-1826)ref:1346
SisterElizabeth (1774-?)ref:1346
Last Known Service1832EWIKI
Date of Death25.4.1840 - Taunton EWIKI

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1782 Accepted as an apprentice to John Henslow at Plymouth Dockyard ODNB
17971803Appointed Assistant Master Shipwright at Plymouth DockyardODNB
18041813Appointed Master Shipwright at Chatham DockyardODNB
13.4.1805 Launched Revenge (74) , Ship of the Line at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
24.10.1805 Launched Thames (32) , Frigate at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
16.11.1807 Launched Warspite (74) , Ship of the Line at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
25.6.1808 Launched Merope (14) , Sloop at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
23.10.1809 Launched Muros (14) , Brig-Corvette at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1.8.1810 Launched Impregnable (98) , Ship of the Line at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1.1811 Launched Tremendous (74) , Ship of the Line at Deptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
20.6.1811 Launched Orlando (36) , Frigate at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
11.4.1812 Launched Tenedos (38) , Frigate at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
2.4.1813 Launched Chatham , Sheer Hulk at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham  
17.4.1813 Launched Bacchus (16) , Sloop at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
14.6.18139.6.1832Appointed Surveyor of the NavyEWIKI
14.7.1813 Launched Lively (38) , Frigate at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1815 Designed Canopus Class - 84 gun Ship of the Line 
28.3.1815 Launched Howe (120) , Ship of the Line at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham B033
1816 Designed Modified Leda Class - 46 gun Frigate 
17.8.1819 Appointed Knight BachelorODNB
1825 Designed Satellite Class - 18 gun Sloop 
1828 Designed Conway Class - 28 gun Frigate 
1829 Designed Scout Class - 18 gun Sloop 
1830 Designed Andromache Class - 28 gun Frigate 
1832 RetiredODNB
1834 Designed Daphne Class - 18 gun Corvette 

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ref:1346Seppings Family History Web Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B033British Sailing WarshipsJ J ColledgeBook

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