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 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/347ADM 6/16
25.7.1744 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/533, ADM 6/86/69RNLPC
4.8.17446.11.1744Dreadnought (60), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/16/350ADM 6/16
7.11.1744 Commander ADM 6/16/380ADM 6/16
7.11.174410.12.1744Wolf (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/380BWAS-1714
11.12.1744 Captain ADM 6/16/401CSORN
11.12.17448.2.1744/45Greyhound (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/401ADM 6/16
11.2.1744/4525.10.1745Sapphire (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/438BWAS-1714
26.10.174527.6.1747Maidstone (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/13BWAS-1714
2.11.174726.8.1748Anson (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/280BWAS-1714
26.8.174816.9.1752Centurion (50), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 1.9.1748 ADM 6/17/377B051
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
9.10.175426.7.1755Centurion (50), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
15.1.175525.3.1761Elected a Member of Parliament for ChichesterHPO
26.7.175522.8.1755Seahorse (24), as Flag Officer, Commodoreref:1190
26.8.17558.1.1756Swiftsure (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/190BWAS-1714
8.1.175628.9.1758Torbay (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/226BWAS-1714
5.9.17576.10.1757Raid on Rochefort 
5.6.175812.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo 
28.9.175819.4.1759Torbay (74), as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/18/540BWAS-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 
19.4.175921.8.1759Torbay (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/59BWAS-1714
21.8.175925.2.1761Valiant (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/88ADM 6/19
3.2.1760 Colonel of Marines ADM 192/1/3ADM 192
25.2.176112.7.1764Valiant (74), as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/19/286BWAS-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 Blue ADM 6/19/445CSORN
31.7.176510.12.1766Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
18.10.1770 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/20/302CSORN
24.10.1770 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/20/305CSORN
31.3.1775 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/21/83CSORN
7.12.1775 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/155ADM 6/21
26.1.17788.3.1778Prince George (98), as Flag Officer, Admiral ADM 6/22/106BWAS-1714
29.1.1778 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/359CSORN
9.3.177816.5.1778Victory (100), as Flag Officer, Admiral ADM 6/24/106W009
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 White ADM 6/22/447CSORN
10.4.1782 Appointed 1st Viscount KeppelE-WIKI
10.4.178330.12.1783Appointed First Lord of the AdmiraltyOHMB4


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