Christopher Beer

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service25.3.1805CSORN
Last Known Service2.1815CSORN
Date of Death1872W041

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
25.3.1805 Entered the NavyNBD1849
25.3.180516.3.1806Surinam (16), 1st Class VolunteerNBD1849
16.3.18069.1809Surinam (16), MidshipmanNBD1849
7.18099.1809Felicite (36), MidshipmanNBD1849
9.180913.1.1810Orpheus (36), MidshipmanNBD1849
13.1.18101.1812Raleigh (16), MidshipmanNBD1849
1.181210.4.1813Garland (22), Master's MateNBD1849
10.4.181310.11.1813Shark (16), Acting LieutenantNBD1849
10.10.1813 LieutenantCSORN
10.11.181323.7.1814Shark (16), LieutenantNBD1849
23.7.18142.1815Emulous (14), LieutenantNBD1849
2.1815 Invalided home and went on to Half PayNBD1849

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Posted by Brian on Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 17:26

NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849

Beer. (Lieutenant, 1813, F-P, 10; H-P, 32.)
Christopher Beer entered the Navy, 25 March, 1805, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Surinam sloop, Capts. Alex. Shippard and John Lake; attained the rating of Midshipman 16 March, 1806; and after serving in the the Channel, and for some time in the Leeward Islands, as Mate and Acting-Master, returned home, in Sept, 1809, with the latter officer in the Felicite’ 15. He then joined the Orpheus 36, Capt. Pat. Tonya’ and on 13 Jan 1810, be came attached to the Raleigh 18, Capts. Geo. Sayer, John Sheridan, and Geo Wastell Hooper, under the first of whom he aided in capturing two privateers, and on 23 May in the same year participated, off the Skawe, in company with the Alban and Princess of Wales cutters, in the Raleigh’s engagement with seven Danish gun-vessels, one of which was blown up and the others dispersed with great loss. In Jan. 1812, Mr. Beer was appointed to the Garland 22, Capts. Wm. Huskisson and Rich. Plummer Davies, on the Jamaica station, where, on 10 April, 1813, he received an acting order as Lieutenant of the Shark 16, Capt. John Gore, to which sloop he was confirmed 10 Nov. following. He removed with Capt. Gore, 23 July, 1814, to the Emulous 16, but invalided home in Feb. 1815; and since that period has been on half-pay.

Posted by Liz Sibthorpe on Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 12:05

I am a descendent of Christopher Beer. I want to know if he could have been on a ship during the Battle of Trafalgar

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