Thomas Wells

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1759EWIKI
First Known Service14.1.1780EWIKI
FatherWilliam Wells (1729-1805)ODNB
Last Known Service31.7.1810EWIKI
Date of Death31.10.1811EWIKI

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
14.1.1780 Lieutenant ADM 6/22/78CSORN
7.2.1781 Commander ADM 6/22/359CSORN
7.2.178126.8.1781Swallow (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/359BWAS-1714
15.8.1781 Action off Sandy Hook 
31.1.17822.5.1783Fury (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/405ADM 6/22
30.4.1782 Captain ADM 6/23/30CSORN
30.4.178211.6.1783Champion (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/30
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 7.3.1783
15.6.1790 Iris (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/40BWAS-1714
4.17931794Concorde (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
4.17949.1794Melampus (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
23.4.1794 Action of 1794-04-23 
10.17941797Defence (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
13.7.1795 Battle of Hyeres 
3.17996.1801Glory (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1.18044.1804Windsor Castle (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
23.4.1804 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
18051807Zealand (64), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1793
9.11.1805 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
18071810Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The NoreEWIKI
8.1807 Namur (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1714
28.4.1808 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
31.7.1810 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN


EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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