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John Symons


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1732ADM 107/4
First Known Service18.6.1747CSORN
Last Known Service14.2.1799CSORN
Date of Death16.12.1799CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
18.6.17473.1.1748/49
Expedition (44) 1747-1764
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Able Seaman, ADM 107/4/264
ADM 107/4
10.4.174910.5.1750
Culloden (74) 1747-1770
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ordinary Seaman, ADM 107/4/264
ADM 107/4
11.5.175030.7.1751
Rainbow (44) 1747-1802
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Able Seaman, ADM 107/4/264
ADM 107/4
31.7.175111.5.1752
Rainbow (44) 1747-1802
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman, ADM 107/4/264
ADM 107/4
12.5.175214.11.1753
Jason (44) 1747-1763
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman, ADM 107/4/264
ADM 107/4
14.11.1753 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/264RNLPC
24.4.1755 LieutenantCSORN
24.4.17557.5.1755
Defiance (60) 1744-1766
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms, ADM 6/18/158
ADM 6/18
7.5.175519.2.1756
Otter (14) 1742-1763
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Lieutenant, ADM 6/18/161
ADM 6/18
19.2.175625.5.1757
Swiftsure (68) 1750-1773
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lieutenant, ADM 6/18/238
ADM 6/18
25.5.175715.1.1761
Unicorn (28) 1748-1771
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, First Lieutenant, ADM 6/18/403
ADM 6/18
2.11.1757 Unicorn vs Hermione 
3.7.1759 Bombardment of Le Havre 
8.1.1761 Unicorn vs Vestale 
15.1.1761 CommanderCSORN
15.1.176112.5.1763
Mortar (14) 1759-1774
British 14 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/244
BWAS-1714
24.10.176626.10.1769
Pomona (18) 1761-1776
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/141
ADM 6/20
28.1.1771 CaptainCSORN
28.1.177125.8.1773
Northumberland (68) 1750-1780
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1777 Renamed "Leviathan"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/344
ADM 6/20
25.8.177326.5.1775
Buckingham (68) 1751-1779
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1777 Renamed "Grampus"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/95
Issued by
Sir Robert Harland (1st Baronet of Sproughton)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1783

Confirmed 1.6.1775
ADM 6/21
25.7.17757.8.1778
Cerberus (28) 1758-1778
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/107
BWAS-1714
6.12.17768.12.1776Occupation of Rhode Island 
1.7.177920.10.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM 104
20.10.177923.5.1780
Brune (32) 1761-1792
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/39
BWAS-1714
23.5.17803.5.1781
Ajax (74) 1767-1785
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/327
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados
Confirmed 22.8.1781
BWAS-1714
29.4.178130.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal 
3.5.178127.7.1781
Sandwich (90) 1759-1810
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/351
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados
Confirmed 17.10.1781
ADM 6/22
27.7.17819.11.1781
Gibraltar (80) 1780-1836
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/403
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados
Confirmed 24.1.1782
ADM 6/22
9.11.178115.7.1783
Formidable (98) 1777-1813
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/361
BWAS-1714
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
12.4.17829.7.1782
Resolution (74) 1770-1813
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/549
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados
Confirmed 2.12.1782
ADM 6/22
12.7.178228.6.1783
Warrior (74) 1781-1857
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/93
Issued by
Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados
Confirmed 9.7.1783
BWAS-1714
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
4.7.1794 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
14.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN


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