Lord Adam Duncan (1st Viscount Duncan of Camperdown)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1.7.1731 - DundeeTRN3
First Known Service10.4.1746TRN3
FatherAlexander DuncanWWNH
MotherHelen HaldaneWWNH
SonSir Henry Duncan (1786-1835)ref:616
CousinRobert Haldane (d.1761)WWNH
Last Known Service1849TRN3
Date of Death4.8.1804 - Edinburgh TRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
21.1.1748/4927.7.1749Centurion (50), Midshipman ADM 107/4/244ADM 107/4
28.7.17494.10.1752Centurion (50), Able Seaman ADM 107/4/244ADM 107/4
4.10.1752 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/244RNLPC
4.10.1752 Passed the Lieutenant's examWWNH
10.1.1755 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/230CSORN
21.9.1759 Commander ADM 6/19/96CSORN
21.9.175925.2.1761Royal Exchange (22), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/96WWNH
25.2.1761 Captain ADM 6/19/287CSORN
25.2.176112.7.1764Valiant (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/287BWAS-1714
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
12.5.17788.12.1778Suffolk (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/403BWAS-1714
8.12.177820.9.1780Monarch (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/485BWAS-1714
8.1.1780 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
16.1.1780 Battle of Cape St. Vincent 
11.4.178223.12.1782Blenheim (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/449BWAS-1714
20.10.1782 Battle of Cape Spartel 
15.1.17831.4.1783Foudroyant (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/8ADM 6/22
2.4.17839.8.1786Edgar (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/44BWAS-1714
24.9.1787 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/23/417CSORN
21.9.1790 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/68ADM 6/24
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/24/201CSORN
12.4.1794 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/30ADM 6/25
11.10.17948.1795Prince George (98), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
11.3.17951799Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North Sea ADM 6/25/150ADM 6/25
6.179511.1797Venerable (74), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/178CSORN
23.6.1795 Action of Ile Groix 
11.10.1797 Commander-in-Chief at the Battle of Camperdown 
11.10.1797 Battle of Camperdown 
21.10.1797 Created 1st Baron Duncan of LundieWWNH
21.10.1797 Appointed 1st Viscount Duncan of CamperdownWWNH
4.17981802Kent (74), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
8.1798 Belliqueux (64), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
14.2.1799 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN


TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
WWNHWho's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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