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 Examination ADM 107/6/11RNLPC
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
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
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
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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