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 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
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
26.1.177816.5.1778Prince George (98), as Flag Officer, AdmiralBWAS-1714
29.1.1778 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/359CSORN
9.3.177816.5.1778Victory (100), as Flag Officer, AdmiralW009
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 KeppelEWIKI
10.4.178330.12.1783Appointed 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
OHMB4Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870J.C. SaintyWeb Site
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
W009HMS VictoryUnknownWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site

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