Manley Hall Dixon


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth8.6.1786W025
First Known Service1794W025
FatherSir Manley Dixon (1757-1838)W025
MotherChristiana Sophia Hallref:616
WifeHarriet FootW025
Last Known Service1.11.1860W025
Date of Death3.3.1864W025

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
6.1794 Entered the NavyW025
6.1794 Romney (50), MidshipmanADM 171/8
17.6.1794 Capture of the Sibylle 
1795 Bellerophon (74), MidshipmanADM 171/8
16.6.179517.6.1795First Battle of Groix 
10.4.1802 LieutenantCSORN
18051808Appointed to command the Sea Fencibles at Swansearef:616
10.2.1809 CommanderCSORN
11.181028.6.1811Fly (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
28.6.1811 CaptainCSORN
28.6.18111812Vigo (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
18127.1813Montagu (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
18131.1815Nereus (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
18.4.1815 Married HarrietW025
15.3.18311832Pallas (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerW025
22.5.18451.1848Caledonia (120), Captain and Commanding OfficerW025
1847 Received the Naval General Service Medal with a clasp for the capture of the French frigate La Sibylle whilst serving on Romney on 1794/06/17. He received a further clasp for Lord Cornwallis's brilliant repulse of a fleet, four times times superior in force, whilst serving on Bellerophon on 1795/06/17ADM 171/8
27.12.1847 Rear-AdmiralW025
7.2.1855 Vice-AdmiralW025
1.11.1860 AdmiralW025

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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