Sir Erasmus Gower


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth3.12.1742TRN3
First Known Service1762TRN3
Last Known Service31.7.1810TRN3
Date of Death21.6.1814TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1762 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
9.7.1766 Lieutenant ADM 6/20/127CSORN
9.1.1780 Captain ADM 6/22/132CSORN
9.1.178023.1.1780Prince William (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/132
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 18.5.1780
ADM 6/22
23.1.17809.2.1780Porcupine (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/132
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 18.5.1780
ADM 6/22
9.2.178017.5.1780Edgar (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/143
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 19.6.1780
ADM 6/22
31.10.17811.1784Medea (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/358BWAS-1714
3.9.1782 Battle of Trincomalee 
20.6.1783 2nd Battle of Cuddalore 
1.3.178628.11.1788Salisbury (50), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 8.3.1786 ADM 6/23/318BWAS-1714
1.5.179210.1794Lion (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/163BWAS-1714
1.8.1792 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
11.17949.1797Triumph (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17956.1795Canada (76), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
16.6.179517.6.1795First Battle of Groix 
179613.7.1796Active (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
8.17973.1799Neptune (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
14.2.1799 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1.18012.1802Princess Royal (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1714
1.1.1801 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
23.4.1804 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
5.18041806Isis (50), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
9.11.1805 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
25.10.1809 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
31.7.1810 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
TKE2The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IIWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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