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Thomas Cochrane (10th Earl of Dundonald)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth14.12.1775 - AnnesfieldE-WIKI
First Known Service1795ODNB
FatherArchibald Cochrane, 9th Earl of DundonaldE-WIKI
Uncle
James GilchristBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1759
TRN3
Uncle
Sir Alexander Inglis CochraneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1830
E-WIKI
Brother
Archibald CochraneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1808
E-WIKI
Cousin
Sir Thomas John CochraneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1856
E-WIKI
Last Known Service8.12.1857ODNB
Date of Death31.10.1860E-WIKI
Burial1860 - Central part of the nave, Westminster Abbey ODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1795 
Thetis (38) 1782-1814
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Acting Lieutenant
ADM 171/8
17.5.1795 Action of 1795-05-17 
27.5.1796 LieutenantCSORN
28.3.1800 CommanderCSORN
28.3.18003.7.1801
Speedy (14) 1795-1801
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
28.3.18003.7.1801
Speedy (14) 1795-1801
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
9.6.1800 Action of 1800-06-09 
6.5.1801 Speedy vs Gamo 
8.8.1801 CaptainCSORN
8.8.18015.1802
Raison (24) 1795-1802
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Post Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
8.18031804
Arab (22) 1798-1810
British 22 Gun
6th Rate Post Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
12.18048.1806
Pallas (32) 1804-1810
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
5.4.18066.4.1806Pallas in the Gironde 
14.5.1806 Action of 1806-05-14 
8.18066.1809
Imperieuse (38) 1804-1838
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1805 Renamed "Imperieuse"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
19.2.1808 Action of 1808-02-19 
30.12.1808 Attack on Caldagues Bay 
11.4.180929.4.1809Attack on the Basque Roads 
26.4.1809 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
1.7.1831 Succeeded as 10th Earl of DundonaldE-WIKI
2.5.1832 Rear-Admiral of the BlueE-WIKI
10.1.1837 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteE-WIKI
28.6.1838 Rear-Admiral of the RedE-WIKI
23.11.1841 Vice-Admiral of the BlueE-WIKI
9.11.1846 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteE-WIKI
1847 Received the Naval General Service Medal with a clasp for an action with five French ships and the capture of La Raison and Prevoyante whilst serving on Thetis on 1795/05/17ADM 171/8
22.5.1847 Appointed Companion of the Order of the BathE-WIKI
18481851Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America & West IndiesE-WIKI
3.1.1848 Vice-Admiral of the RedE-WIKI
21.3.1851 Admiral of the BlueE-WIKI
2.4.1853 Admiral of the WhiteE-WIKI
6.11.185431.10.1860Appointed Rear-Admiral of the United KingdomE-WIKI
8.12.1857 Admiral of the RedE-WIKI


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 28th of April 2012 14:51

Sir Thomas Cochrane [lord Cochrane]
8th Lt on Barfleur 1798
Arab 22 guns captain from Sept / Oct 1803
Dec 1804 Captain of Pallas 32 guns
Aug 1806 Captain Imperieuse 38 guns
11 Dec 1818 Appointed Vice Admiral Chiliean Navy in ' O'Higgins '
21 Mar 1823 command Brazilian Navy in ' Pedro 1 '
2 May 1832 R-Ad Blue
8 Dec 1857 Admiral Red
Ref the 'Sea Wolf' [The nickname given him by Napoleon] also Wikipedia

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