Sir Charles Cotton (5th Baronet)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth6.1753 - Westminster TRN3
First Known Service24.10.1772TRN3
FatherSir John Hynde Cotton, Baronetref:616
MotherAnne Parsonsref:616
Father-in-LawSir Joshua Rowley (1st Baronet Rowley) (1734-1790)ref:616
WifePhiladelphia Rowleyref:616
Last Known Service31.7.1810TRN3
Date of Death23.2.1812TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
24.10.177223.9.1775Deal Castle (20), Midshipmanref:616
24.9.177528.4.1777Niger (32), Acting Lieutenantref:616
29.4.1777 Lieutenantref:616
3.4.1779 Commander ADM 6/22/296ADM 6/22
3.4.177910.8.1779Grampus (30), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/296
Issued by James Gambier (1723-1789), North America
Commission confirmed 4.6.1781
ADM 6/22
10.8.1779 Captain ADM 6/22/71CSORN
10.8.177917.11.1780Boyne (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/71
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 28.12.1779
BWAS-1714
28.3.17819.1782Alarm (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/268BWAS-1714
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
27.2.1788 Married Philadelphiaref:616
1.3.17931.1795Majestic (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/215BWAS-1714
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
10.17949.8.1796Impregnable (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
11.17942.1797Mars (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
23.1.1795 Succeeded as 5th Baronetref:616
16.6.179517.6.1795First Battle of Groix 
20.2.1797 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/26/67CSORN
14.2.1799 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
3.1799 Prince (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
12.17993.1801Elephant (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
8.18001.1801Prince George (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
29.4.1802 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
23.4.1804 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
9.11.1805 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
12.18071808Minotaur (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1793
28.4.1808 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
17.3.18105.1811Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Searef:616
31.7.1810 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
5.181123.2.1812Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channelref:616

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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