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Lord Edward Hawke (1st Baron Hawke of Towton)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth21.2.1704/5ODNB
First Known Service15.2.1719/20ODNB
FatherEdward Hawke (d. 1718)ODNB
MotherElizabeth BladenODNB
WifeCatharine Brooke (1720-1756).ODNB
DaughterCatharineODNB
SonLieutenant-colonel Edward Hawke (d 1773)ODNB
SonMartin Bladen Hawke (1744-1805)ODNB
SonChaloner (d 1777)ODNB
Last Known Service20.5.1776ODNB
Date of Death17.10.1781 - Sunbury-on-ThamesODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
16.4.17236.3.1724/25
Seahorse (20) 1712-1727
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/153
ADM 107/3
2.6.1725 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/153RNLPC
2.6.172512.7.1727
Kinsale (40) 1724-1741
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/153
ODNB
12.7.1727 Became unemployedODNB
11.4.1729 LieutenantCSORN
11.4.172924.11.1729
Portland (50) 1723-1744
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/14/22
ADM 6/14
25.11.172922.12.1729
Leopard (50) 1721-1740
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/14/42
DB015
22.12.1729 Placed on Half-PayDB015
29.5.173114.1.1731/32
Edinburgh (70) 1721-1741
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/14/77
DB015
10.11.173223.12.1732
Flamborough (20) 1727-1749
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, as a passenger
DB015
24.12.173212.4.1733
Kingston (60) 1719-1736
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, First Lieutenant ADM 6/14/194
DB015
13.4.1733 CommanderODNB
13.4.173319.3.1733/34
Wolf (8) 1731-1741
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/195
ODNB
20.3.1733/34 CaptainCSORN
20.3.1733/345.9.1735
Flamborough (20) 1727-1749
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/219
Confirmed 26.8.1735
DB015
5.9.1735 Placed on Half-PayODNB
3.10.1737 Married Catharine (7 children)ODNB
30.7.173917.3.1742/43
Portland (50) 1723-1744
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/208
ODNB
13.9.1739 Buried an infant daughter in BarkingDB015
3.4.1740 Buried a second infant daughter in BarkingDB015
14.6.17432.8.1745
Berwick (70) 1743-1760
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/188
ODNB
10.2.1743/4411.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon 
3.8.174525.5.1746
Neptune (90) 1730-1749
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/37
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 1.3.1745/46
ODNB
30.3.174722.7.1747
Mars (64) 1746-1755
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/213
ODNB
15.7.1747 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
17.7.1747 Order to take command at PortsmouthODNB
9.8.174727.9.1747
Windsor (60) 1745-1777
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White
ODNB
27.9.174711.1747
Devonshire (66) 1747-1772
British 66 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White
ODNB
14.10.1747 Commanded the British Line of Battle at the 2nd Battle of Cape Finisterre 
11.174711.1748
Kent (64) 1746-1757
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
14.11.1747 Appointed Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
28.12.174720.5.1776Elected a Member of Parliament for PortsmouthHPO
12.5.1748 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
17556.1756Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English ChannelE-WIKI
6.1.175510.1755
Saint George (90) 1740-1774
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White
BWAS-1714
4.2.1755 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
27.10.1756 Catharine diedDB015
24.2.1757 Admiral of the BlueADM 6/18
3.7.17573.1758Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Searef:1186
8.1757c.23.11.1759
Ramillies (90) 1749-1760
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
5.9.17576.10.1757Commanded the British Squadron at the Raid on Rochefort 
5.3.1758 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channel ADM 6/18/491ADM 6/18
5.6.175812.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo 
14.11.175911.3.1761
Royal George (100) 1756-1782
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
20.11.1759 Commanded the Main Division at the Battle of Quiberon Bay 
20.11.1759 Commander-in-Chief at the Battle of Quiberon Bay 
8.4.1762 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channel ADM 6/19/397ADM 6/19
27.4.17623.9.1762
Royal George (100) 1756-1782
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
21.10.1762 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
4.1.17635.11.1765Appointed Rear-Admiral of Great BritainE-WIKI
11.1765 Appointed Vice-Admiral of Great Britain 
5.176611.12.1766
Triumph (74) 1764-1850
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the White
BWAS-1714
10.12.176617.10.1781Appointed Privy CounsellorHPO
11.12.1766 Appointed First Lord of the AdmiraltyODNB
11.12.176611.1.1771Appointed First Lord of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
15.1.1768 Admiral of the FleetADM 6/20
1.1771 Resigned as first Lord tendered on grounds of ill healthODNB
20.5.1776 Created 1st Baron Hawke of TowtonHPO


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