Lord Augustus Keppel (1st Viscount Keppel)

RolesNaval Sailor 
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 Service22.4.1782TRN3
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 ExaminationRNLPC
25.7.1744 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
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  
10.175426.7.1755Centurion (50), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
9.10.17541755Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America ADM 6/18/112ADM 6/18
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
23.9.1757 Attack on Isle d'Aix 
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
25.2.17611764Valiant (74), as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/19/286BWAS-1714
25.3.17618.9.1780Elected a Member of Parliament for WindsorHPO
4.6.17618.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
17621764Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHJ-DB
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havanna 
21.10.1762 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/19/445CSORN
7.176512.1766Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyHPO
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
29.1.1778 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/359CSORN
2.17785.1778Prince George (98), as Flag Officer, AdmiralBWAS-1714
18.3.17781779Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channel ADM 6/21/380ADM 6/21
16.5.177818.10.1778Victory (100), as Flag Officer, AdmiralW009
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
1.4.178230.1.1783Appointed First Lord of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
8.4.1782 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
10.4.1782 Appointed 1st Viscount KeppelEWIKI
10.4.178331.12.1783Appointed First Lord of the AdmiraltyOHMB4


TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume VJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ref:1190HMS Centurion 1733-1769Shirley FishDigital Book
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
HJ-DBHistoric JamaicaFrank CundallBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
W009HMS VictoryUnknownWeb Site
OHMB4Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870J.C. SaintyWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site

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