Sir Thomas Spry


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1754CSORN
First Known Service1760CSORN
A.K.A.DaveyADM 6/20
Last Known Service4.6.1814CSORN
Date of Death27.11.1828TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1. Appointed Knight Batchelor 
1760 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
16.5.1769 Lieutenant ADM 6/20/238CSORN
29.7.1772 Commander ADM 6/20/452CSORN
29.7.17725.5.1778Diligence (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/452BWAS-1714
5.5.1778 Captain ADM 6/21/402CSORN
5.5.17784.1779Europe (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/402BWAS-1714
10.17781782Pallas (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
13.5.1779 Action in Cancale Bay 
17828.1783Ulysses (44), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
10.17871.1788Dover (44), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1790 Fairy (14), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
14.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.1.1801 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
23.4.1804 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
25.10.1809 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
4.6.1814 Admiral of the RedCSORN

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Monday 29th of August 2016 17:59

It's not correct, but the first service date is going to be at least 6 years before he was commissioned lieutenant, so 1763 at the latest.


Posted by Winston Williams on Monday 29th of August 2016 09:23

First Known Service date is shown as "1739/05/16".
I think there is a typo and the year 1739 should read 1769.

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