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Sir Thomas Pakenham


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth29.9.1757TRN3
First Known Service16.5.1776TRN3
FatherThomas Pakenham, 1st Baron Longford (1713–1766)E-WIKI
MotherElizabeth Cuffe, 1st Countess of Longford (1719-1794)E-WIKI
Brother
Lord Edward Michael Pakenham (2nd Baron Longford)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1782
E-WIKI
Last Known Service19.7.1821TRN3
Date of Death2.2.1836TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
16.5.1776 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/200CSORN
21.9.1779 Commander ADM 6/22/62CSORN
21.9.17792.3.1780
Victor (14) 1779-1780
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/62
Issued by
Marriot ArbuthnotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1793
, North America
Confirmed 7.12.1779
BWAS-1714
2.3.1780 Captain ADM 6/22/158CSORN
2.3.17806.11.1780
San Carlos (22) 1779-1784
British 22 Gun
Unrated Storeship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/158
Issued by
Sir Peter Parker (1st Baronet of Bassingbourn)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica
Confirmed 9.8.1780
BWAS-1714
13.12.178030.5.1781
Crescent (28) 1778-1781
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/209
BWAS-1714
30.5.1781 Action of 1781-05-30 
10.11.178120.3.1783
Minerva (38) 1780-1803
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1798 Renamed "Pallas"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/363
BWAS-1793
6.5.179318.10.1795
Invincible (74) 1765-1801
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/236
BWAS-1714
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
18.10.179531.10.1796
Juste (80) 1794-1811
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
14.2.1799 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1.1.1801 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
23.4.1804 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
9.11.1805 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
31.7.1810 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
12.8.1812 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
16.5.1820 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1
19.7.1821 Admiral of the RedTRN3


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 19th of June 2016 21:38

For the temporary surrender of the Crescent Pakenham refused to resume the command, maintaining that by his surrender to the Den Briel his commission was cancelled, and that when recaptured the ship was on the same footing as any other prize.

For the loss of his ship he was tried by court-martial and honourably acquitted, it being proved that he did not strike the flag till, by the fall of her masts and the disabling of her guns, further resistance was impossible. He was therefore at once appointed to the frigate Minerva, which he commanded in the following year at the relief of Gibraltar by Lord Howe.

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