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Sir Henry Digby


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth20.1.1770 - Holcombe, Somersetref:616
First Known Service1782ref:616
FatherThe Honourable & Very Reverend William Digby LLDref:616
MotherCharlotte Coxref:616
WifeJane Elizabeth Cokeref:616
Uncle
Robert DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1805
ref:616
Brother
Joseph DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1815
ref:616
Brother
Charles George DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1829
ref:676
Last Known Service22.7.1840ref:616
Date of Death19.8.1842 - Minterne Magna, Dorsetref:616

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17821.4.1783
Vestal (28) 1779-1816
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain's Servant
ref:616
2.4.17831786
Europa (50) 1783-1814
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
ref:616
178630.9.1786
Janus (44) 1778-1810
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
1788 Renamed "Dromedary"
, Midshipman ADM 6/24/81
ref:616
17861789
Salisbury (50) 1769-1796
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
ref:616
1789 
Racehorse (16) 1781-1799
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Midshipman
ref:616
178919.10.1790
Bellerophon (74) 1786-1836
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1824 Renamed "Captivity"
, Midshipman
ref:616
20.10.1790 LieutenantCSORN
20.10.1790 
Lion (64) 1777-1837
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/24/80
ADM 6/24
11.8.1795 Commanderref:616
11.8.179519.12.1796
Incendiary (8) 1782-1801
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
16.12.1796 CaptainCSORN
1.17971798
Aurora (28) 1777-1814
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
10.179710.1798
Peterel (16) 1794-1827
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
17982.1799
Leviathan (74) 1790-1848
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
4.18001.1801
Alcmene (32) 1794-1809
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
5.18015.1802
Resistance (36) 1801-1803
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
1804 
Leda (38) 1800-1808
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
31.7.180519.2.1806
Africa (64) 1781-1814
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
NAO
21.10.1805 Battle of Trafalgar 
19.2.1806 Discharged, SupercededNAO
4.6.1815 Appointed Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
12.8.1819 Rear-Admiral of the BlueE-WIKI
27.5.1825 Rear-Admiral of the RedE-WIKI
22.7.1830 Vice-Admiral of the BlueE-WIKI
14.3.1831 Appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Bathref:616
10.1.1837 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteE-WIKI
18401841Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The NoreE-WIKI
22.7.1840 Admiral of the BlueE-WIKI
23.11.1841 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1


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