John Symons

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1753CSORN
Last Known Service14.2.1799CSORN
Date of Death16.12.1799CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
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) (d.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
23.5.17807.1781Ajax (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
29.4.178130.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal 
17822.1782Formidable (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
6.17821783Warrior (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-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


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

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