John Bassett Balderston


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service3.1805CSORN
Last Known Service12.12.1808CSORN
Date of Death12.12.1808BWAS-1793
Cause of DeathMurderCSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
3.18057.11.1805Orquijo, Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1806 Superieure (14), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.180812.12.1808Parthian (10), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 11th of March 2020 16:57

In 1807 J. B. Balderston took command of Cockatrice.[18] On 27 and 28 August in the run-up to the British attack on Copenhagen the Royal Navy embargoed three Danish vessels then at Plymouth: Elizabeth, Tiesco, and Aurora.[Note 2] Also on 28 August Cockatrice and Amazon were in company at the capture of the Danish ship Speculaton and so shared in the prize money for her.[21] Two days later Plover and Cockatrice were in company for the detention of the Danish ship George, and the Danish vessels Die Perle and Fortuna.[22][23]

In 1808 William Balfour replaced Balderston. Wiki


Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 11th of March 2020 16:46

Killed [shot] by masters mate James Smith in revenge for being dis-rated on board Parthian 10 at Plymouth

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