Sir Hyde Parker (5th Baronet of Melford Hall)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth25.2.1713/14 - Tredington, GloucestershireEWIKI
First Known Service12.8.1736EWIKI
Father Hyde Parker (d. 1726)ODNB
MotherMary, daughter of John ReevesODNB
WifeSarah Smithson - Married 1734ODNB
SonSir Hyde Parker (1739-1807)EWIKI
Last Known Service5.1782EWIKI
Date of Death1.1783TRN3
Cause of DeathLost at seaEWIKI

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
16.1.1744/45 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationODNB
16.1.1744/45 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/425CSORN
5.2.1746/475.4.1747Princess Mary (60), Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/17/494
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 12.9.1749
ADM 6/17
24.3.1747/48 Captain ADM 6/17/488CSORN
24.3.1747/4822.8.1749Lively (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/488BWAS-1714
12.11.175118.11.1752Vanguard (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/16BWAS-1714
13.2.175328.10.1755Cruizer (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/59BWAS-1714
28.10.175520.10.1757Squirrel (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/204BWAS-1714
20.10.175715.11.1759Brilliant (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/447BWAS-1714
5.6.175812.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo 
3.7.1759 Bombardment of Le Havre 
15.11.175923.6.1760Norfolk (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/112BWAS-1714
23.6.176018.7.1763Grafton (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/37
Issued by Charles Steevens (1705-1761)
Commission confirmed 5.7.1764
ADM 6/20
6.6.176214.8.1762Manilla operations 
24.9.17626.10.1762Battle of Manilla 
9.5.17693.10.1770Romney (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
2.11.177623.1.1778Invincible (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/226BWAS-1714
23.1.1778 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/356CSORN
4.17781779Royal Oak (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
17791.1780Conqueror (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
19.3.1779 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/524ADM 6/21
6.7.1779 Battle of Grenada 
18.12.1779 Commanded the British Squadron at the Combat de la Martinique 
1.17805.6.1780Princess Royal (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
17.4.1780 Battle of Martinique 
15.5.1780 Action of March 15 1780 
19.5.1780 Action of March 19 1780 
26.9.1780 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/22/175CSORN
1781 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North Searef:676
21.3.178131.5.1781Victory (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueW009
6.17815.1782Fortitude (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
5.8.1781 Commanded the British Fleet at the Battle of Dogger Bank 
1782 Succeeded as 5th Baronet of Melford HallEWIKI
5.17821.1783Cato (50), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
3.7.1782 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — East Indies ADM 6/22/489ADM 6/22


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