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Admiral Rodney at the Battle of the Saintes

Credit :

Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788)

Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1719TRN3
Baptism19.2.1718/19 - Walton-on-Thames, Surrey TRN3
First Known Service15.2.1739/40TRN3
FatherHenry RodneyHPO
MotherMary NewtonHPO
WifeJane Compton (d.1757) - Married 31.1.1753HPO
WifeHenrietta Clies - Married 1764DAR-1837
Son
Sir Edward RodneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1816
DAR-1837
Son
John RodneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
DAR-1837
Last Known Service13.4.1782TRN3
Date of Death24.5.1792TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
 Commanded the Rear division at the   
15.2.1739/40 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/248CSORN
9.11.1742 Captain ADM 6/16/166CSORN
9.11.174221.9.1743
Plymouth (60) 1722-1764
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/166
BWAS-1714
22.9.17433.8.1744
Sheerness (20) 1743-1768
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/220
BWAS-1714
4.8.17442.12.1745
Ludlow Castle (44) 1744-1771
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/350
BWAS-1714
3.12.174514.8.1748
Eagle (60) 1745-1767
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/29
BWAS-1714
14.10.1747 2nd Battle of Cape Finisterre 
3.3.1748/4920.4.1752
Rainbow (44) 1747-1802
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/445
BWAS-1714
13.5.175118.4.1754Elected a Member of Parliament for SaltashHPO
16.1.175320.1.1754
Kent (64) 1746-1757
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/53
BWAS-1714
7.4.175414.2.1755
Fougueux (64) 1747-1759
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/96
BWAS-1714
14.2.17553.5.1756
Prince George (80) 1755-1758
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/137
BWAS-1714
3.5.17564.4.1757
Monarch (74) 1747-1760
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/260
BWAS-1714
4.4.175723.1.1759
Dublin (74) 1757-1784
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/378
BWAS-1714
5.9.17576.10.1757Raid on Rochefort 
1.4.175921.8.1759
Achilles (60) 1756-1784
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/18/102
BWAS-1714
4.4.1759 Achilles v Le Comte de Saint-Florentine 
19.5.1759 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/19/66CSORN
3.7.1759 Commander-in-Chief at the Bombardment of Le Havre 
3.7.1759 Bombardment of Le Havre 
24.11.175927.3.1761Elected a Member of Parliament for OkehamptonHPO
4.4.176121.3.1768Elected a Member of Parliament for PenrynHPO
10.9.1761 
Marlborough (68) 1756-1762
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/4/102
BWAS-1714
6.10.17617.6.1763Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/19/355ADM 6/19
17621763
Foudroyant (80) 1758-1787
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/4/102
BWAS-1714
7.1.176210.2.1762Commander-in-Chief at the Operations against Martinique 
7.1.176210.2.1762Operations against Martinique 
21.10.1762 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/19/445CSORN
22.1.1764 Appointed BaronetHPO
23.11.176522.1.1771Appointed Governor of Greenwich Hospital ADM 73/36/171ADM 73/36
1.4.176810.10.1774Elected a Member of Parliament for NorthamptonHPO
18.10.1770 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/20/302CSORN
24.10.1770 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/20/305CSORN
1.17711773
Princess Amelia (80) 1757-1788
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 107/4/102
BWAS-1714
23.1.1771 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Jamaica ADM 6/20/342

Also in the Gulph of Mexico from the Mississippi to Cape Florida

ADM 6/20
17.8.17716.11.1781Appointed Rear-Admiral of Great BritainE-WIKI
177429.9.1774
Portland (50) 1770-1817
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
29.1.1778 Admiral of the White ADM 6/21/359CSORN
9.17798.1781
Sandwich (90) 1759-1810
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the White ADM 107/4/102
BWAS-1714
1.10.177924.4.1782Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/22/32ADM 6/22
8.1.1780 Commanded the British ships at the Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
16.1.1780 Commanded the English Squadron at the Battle of Cape St. Vincent 
17.4.1780 Battle of Martinique 
10.10.178012.6.1782Elected a Member of Parliament for WestminsterHPO
14.11.1780 Appointed Companion of the Knight Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
10.178123.11.1781
Gibraltar (80) 1780-1836
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the White ADM 107/4/102
BWAS-1714
6.11.178124.5.1792Appointed Vice-Admiral of Great BritainE-WIKI
24.11.178113.4.1782
Formidable (98) 1777-1813
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the White ADM 107/5/102
BWAS-1714
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
19.6.1782 Created 1st Baron RodneyHPO


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