Philips Cosby

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1729 - Nova Scotia TRN3
First Known Service1739TRN3
FatherColonel Alexander Cosbyref:676
MotherAnne Winnardref:676
WifeMrs. Eliza Hurst, nee Gunthorperef:676
NephewWilliam Wolseley (1756-1842)ref:676
Last Known Service9.11.1805TRN3
Date of Death10.1.1808 - BathTRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
7.8.1739 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/280RNLPC
1745 Entered the navyref:676
28.1.1755 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/125CSORN
2.6.1760 Commander ADM 6/19/170CSORN
2.6.176011.2.1761Laurel (12), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/170BWAS-1714
11.2.176119.5.1761Beaver (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/277BWAS-1714
19.5.1761 Captain ADM 6/19/316CSORN
19.5.176111.8.1762Hind (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/316BWAS-1714
11.8.176214.5.1763Isis (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/429BWAS-1714
6.3.176623.12.1767Montreal (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/111BWAS-1714
23.12.176731.5.1770Montreal (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/188ADM 6/20
14.2.177831.3.1779Centaur (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/367BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
31.3.177924.9.1782Robust (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/533BWAS-1714
16.3.1781 Battle of Cape Henry 
22.7.17851789Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/23/290ADM 6/23
10.17851.1789Trusty (50), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
23.7.1790 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Cork ADM 6/24/54ADM 6/24
21.9.1790 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/68ADM 6/24
179110.9.1791Impregnable (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
1792 Married Elizaref:676
22.3.17926.8.1793Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Plymouth ADM 6/24/159ADM 6/24
12.17921794Windsor Castle (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/24/201CSORN
12.4.1794 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/30CSORN
10.179411.1794Alcide (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/179CSORN
14.2.1799 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the RedCSORN


TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive

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