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Lord Augustus Keppel (1st Viscount Keppel)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor, Marine 
Date of Birth2.4.1725TRN3
First Known Service21.6.1743TRN3
FatherWilliam Anne Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle (1702–1754)ODNB
MotherAnne Lennox (1703–1789)ODNB
BrotherGeorge, Visct. Bury (1724-72)HPO
BrotherHon. William, MP (1727-82)HPO
SisterElizabeth [Russel]HPO
Last Known Service30.12.1783TRN3
Date of Death2.10.1786TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17331735Westminster SchoolHPO
21.3.1743/44 LieutenantADM 6/16
25.7.1744 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/533, ADM 6/86/69RNLPC
4.8.17446.11.1744
Dreadnought (60) 1742-1784
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Second Lieutenant, ADM 6/16/350
ADM 6/16
7.11.1744 CommanderADM 6/16
7.11.174410.12.1744
Wolf (14) 1742-1745
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/380
BWAS-1714
11.12.1744 CaptainCSORN
11.12.17448.2.1744/45
Greyhound (20) 1741-1768
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/401
ADM 6/16
11.2.1744/4525.10.1745
Sapphire (44) 1741-1756
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/438
BWAS-1714
26.10.174527.6.1747
Maidstone (50) 1744-1747
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/13
BWAS-1714
2.11.174726.8.1748
Anson (60) 1747-1773
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/280
BWAS-1714
26.8.174816.9.1752
Centurion (50) 1733-1769
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Eagle"
1745 Renamed "Centurion"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer: On board from 1.9.1748 ADM 6/17/377
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11.3.1748/491751Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/17/447ADM 6/17
10.17541755Commander of the Braddock's Expedition  
9.10.17541755Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America ADM 6/18/112ADM 6/18
9.10.175426.7.1755
Centurion (50) 1733-1769
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Eagle"
1745 Renamed "Centurion"
, as Flag Officer, Commodore,
BWAS-1714
15.1.175525.3.1761Elected a Member of Parliament for ChichesterHPO
26.7.175522.8.1755
Seahorse (24) 1748-1784
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, as Flag Officer, Commodore,
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26.8.17558.1.1756
Swiftsure (68) 1750-1773
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/190
BWAS-1714
8.1.175628.9.1758
Torbay (74) 1749-1784
British 74 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1750 Renamed "Torbay"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/226
BWAS-1714
5.9.17576.10.1757Raid on Rochefort 
5.6.175812.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo 
28.9.175819.4.1759
Torbay (74) 1749-1784
British 74 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1750 Renamed "Torbay"
, as Flag Officer, Commodore, ADM 6/18/540
BWAS-1714
16.10.17581.3.1759Commander of the Expedition against Île de Gorée  
29.12.1758 Commanded the British Squadron at the Capture of Goree 
19.4.175921.8.1759
Torbay (74) 1749-1784
British 74 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1750 Renamed "Torbay"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/59
BWAS-1714
6.17599.1759Seige of Quebec 
21.8.175925.2.1761
Valiant (74) 1759-1826
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/88
ADM 6/19
3.2.1760 Colonel of MarinesADM 192
25.2.176112.7.1764
Valiant (74) 1759-1826
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore, ADM 6/19/286
BWAS-1714
25.3.17618.9.1780Elected a Member of Parliament for WindsorHPO
29.3.176111.6.1761Commander-in-Chief at the Expedition against Belle-Isle 
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
17621764Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHJ-DB
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
21.10.1762 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
31.7.176510.12.1766Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
18.10.1770 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
24.10.1770 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
31.3.1775 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
7.12.1775 Vice-Admiral of the RedADM 6/21
26.1.17788.3.1778
Prince George (98) 1772-1817
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral, ADM 6/22/106
BWAS-1714
29.1.1778 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
9.3.177816.5.1778
Victory (100) 1765-2019
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral, ADM 6/24/106
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18.3.17781779Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channel ADM 6/21/380ADM 6/21
27.7.1778 Commanded the British Fleet at the 1st Battle of Ushant 
27.7.1778 Commanded the Center at the 1st Battle of Ushant 
27.9.178022.4.1782Elected a Member of Parliament for SurreyHPO
27.3.17822.10.1786Appointed Privy CounsellorHPO
1.4.178229.1.1783Appointed First Lord of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
8.4.1782 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
10.4.1782 Appointed 1st Viscount KeppelE-WIKI
10.4.178330.12.1783Appointed First Lord of the AdmiraltyOHMB4


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