Sir Richard Grindall

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service29.11.1776CSORN
Last Known Service4.6.1814CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
29.11.1776 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/239CSORN
4.5.177815.7.1778Princess Royal (98), Fifth Lieutenant ADM 6/21/400ADM 6/21
21.12.1781 Commander ADM 6/22/534CSORN
21.12.178113.3.1783Saint Vincent (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/534BWAS-1714
13.3.1783 Captain ADM 6/23/142CSORN
13.3.178318.4.1783Saint Eustatius (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/142
Issued by Hugh Pigot (1722-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 23.9.1783
8.1.17931795Thalia (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/192BWAS-1714
26.12.17944.6.1795Irresistible (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
23.6.1795 Action of Ile Groix 
11.17953.1796Carnatic (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17961797Colossus (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
14.2.1797 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent 
4.17977.1797Russell (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
10.1797 Receiving a pension of £250 per annum as a "captain receiving pensions on account of wounds"SNL1799
2.17991.1801Ramillies (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1.6.18006.6.1800Operation in Quiberon Bay 
1.18011804Formidable (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
4.18033.1806Prince (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
21.10.1805 Battle of Trafalgar 
9.11.1805 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
28.4.1808 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
25.10.1809 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
31.7.1810 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
12.8.1812 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
4.6.1814 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
2.1.1815 Created 1st Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the BathTKE1


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
SNL1799Steele's Navy List October 1799SteeleBook
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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Posted by Robert Boon on Monday 15th of August 2016 11:25

In his petition to the Privy Council which led to him receiving a pension for wounds received, he states 'that in the action with the French Fleet on the 23rd of June last, he was most dangerously wounded, his right arm being broke in two places, and otherwise so bruised as to deprive him of ever having the right use of it, and that his right breast was also so materially hurt as to affect his lungs and injure his health to a great degree'.

Privy Council Register PC2/145 Meeting of 13 January 1796

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