John Symons


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1732ADM 107/4
First Known Service23.9.1747CSORN
Last Known Service14.2.1799CSORN
Date of Death16.12.1799CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
14.11.1753 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
24.4.1755 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/158CSORN
15.1.1761 Commander ADM 6/19/244CSORN
15.1.176112.5.1763Mortar (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/244BWAS-1714
24.10.176626.10.1769Pomona (18), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/141ADM 6/20
28.1.1771 Captain ADM 6/20/344CSORN
28.1.177125.8.1773Northumberland (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/344ADM 6/20
25.8.177326.5.1775Buckingham (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/95
Issued by Sir Robert Harland (1st Baronet of Sproughton) (c.1715-1783)
Commission confirmed 1.6.1775
ADM 6/21
25.7.17755.8.1778Cerberus (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/107BWAS-1714
6.12.17768.12.1776Occupation of Rhode Island 
1.7.177920.10.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104
20.10.177923.5.1780Brune (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/39BWAS-1714
23.5.17803.5.1781Ajax (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/327
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 22.8.1781
BWAS-1714
29.4.178130.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal 
3.5.178127.7.1781Sandwich (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/351
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 17.10.1781
ADM 6/22
27.7.17819.11.1781Gibraltar (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/403
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 24.1.1782
ADM 6/22
9.11.178115.7.1783Formidable (98), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/361BWAS-1714
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
12.4.17829.7.1782Resolution (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/549
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 2.12.1782
ADM 6/22
12.7.178228.6.1783Warrior (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/93
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 9.7.1783
BWAS-1714
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/31CSORN
4.7.1794 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/55CSORN
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/179CSORN
14.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive

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