James Cranston

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1733CSORN
First Known Service20.2.1746/47CSORN
Last Known Service19.4.1783CSORN
Date of Death31.7.1790 - Lewesref:676
Will Probated19.9.1790

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
24.6.17491.4.1751Amazon (22), Midshipman ADM 107/4/251ADM 107/4
7.2.1753 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
21.3.1755 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/148CSORN
27.8.1760 Commander ADM 6/19/193CSORN
27.8.17603.7.1761Swallow (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/193BWAS-1714
8.17611762Blenheim (90), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
7.4.1762 Captain ADM 6/19/396CSORN
7.4.176226.9.1762Squirrel (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/396BWAS-1714
26.9.176218.5.1763Squirrel (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/513
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 20.6.1763
ADM 6/19
20.10.177017.6.1771Ocean (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/303BWAS-1714
17.6.177122.4.1775Intrepid (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/381BWAS-1714
12.6.17781781Defence (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/423BWAS-1714
8.1.1780 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
16.1.1780 Battle of Cape St. Vincent 
1.6.178219.4.1783Bombay Castle (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
PROB11England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Archive
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive

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