Thomas Cochrane (10th Earl of Dundonald)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth14.12.1775 - AnnesfieldEWIKI
First Known Service1795ODNB
FatherArchibald Cochrane, 9th Earl of DundonaldEWIKI
UncleJames Gilchrist (d.1777)TRN3
UncleSir Alexander Inglis Cochrane (1758-1832)EWIKI
BrotherArchibald Cochrane (1783-1829)EWIKI
CousinSir Thomas John Cochrane (1789-1872)EWIKI
Last Known Service8.12.1857ODNB
Date of Death31.10.1860EWIKI
Burial1860 - Central part of the nave, Westminster Abbey ODNB

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1795 Thetis (38), Acting LieutenantADM 171/8
17.5.1795 Action of 1795-05-17 
27.5.1796 LieutenantCSORN
28.3.1800 CommanderCSORN
28.3.18003.7.1801Speedy (14), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
28.3.18003.7.1801Speedy (14), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
9.6.1800 Action of 1800-06-09 
6.5.1801 Speedy vs Gamo 
8.8.1801 CaptainCSORN
8.8.18015.1802Raison (24), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
8.18031804Arab (22), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
12.18048.1806Pallas (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
5.4.18066.4.1806Pallas in the Gironde 
14.5.1806 Action of 1806-05-14 
8.18066.1809Imperieuse (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-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 DundonaldEWIKI
2.5.1832 Rear-Admiral of the BlueEWIKI
10.1.1837 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteEWIKI
28.6.1838 Rear-Admiral of the RedEWIKI
23.11.1841 Vice-Admiral of the BlueEWIKI
9.11.1846 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteEWIKI
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 Companion of the Order of the BathEWIKI
18481851Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America & West IndiesEWIKI
3.1.1848 Vice-Admiral of the RedEWIKI
21.3.1851 Admiral of the BlueEWIKI
2.4.1853 Admiral of the WhiteEWIKI
6.11.185431.10.1860Appointed Rear-Admiral of the United KingdomEWIKI
8.12.1857 Admiral of the RedEWIKI


EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TKE2The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IIWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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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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