Hugh Downman


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth29.10.1765 - Plympton, nr PlymouthWWNH
First Known Service10.10.1776WWNH
WifeDorothea PalmerWWNH
Last Known Service24.4.1847WWNH
Date of Death4.1.1858 - Hmbledon, HampshireWWNH

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
10.10.177614.8.1778Thetis (32), Able SeamanWWNH
14.8.177819.3.1779Arethusa (32), Able SeamanWWNH
2.177919.3.1779Arethusa (32), MidshipmanWWNH
1.1780 ExchangedWWNH
1.17801781Emerald (32), MidshipmanWWNH
1782 Edgar (74), MidshipmanWWNH
20.10.1782 Battle of Cape Spartel 
5.3.17901792Perseverance (36), LieutenantWWNH
5.11.1790 LieutenantCSORN
17925.1792Crown (64), LieutenantWWNH
17936.1794Alcide (74), Fourth LieutenantWWNH
1.179410.1794Windsor Castle (98), WWNH
10.17943.1797Victory (100), Second LieutenantWWNH
13.7.1795 Battle of Hyeres 
14.2.1797 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent 
3.179726.7.1797Ville de Paris (110), First LieutenantWWNH
19.3.1797 Taken prisonerWWNH
26.7.1797 CommanderCSORN
26.7.17971.9.1798Speedy (14), Commander and Commanding Officerref:616
10.179811.1798Peterel (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
12.17981801Santa Dorothea (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
26.12.1798 CaptainCSORN
4.180213.8.1802Caesar (80), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.18034.1803Grampus (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
23.6.1803 Married Dorothea (1 son, 2 daughters)WWNH
1.18044.1806Diomede (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1.18068.1806Diadem (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
18076.1807Diomede (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
18081811Assistance (74), Commodore and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
28.7.180912.1809Walcheren Expedition 
1810 Vengeance (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1.18119.1814Princess Carolina (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
11.18245.1825Windsor Castle (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
27.5.1825 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteNL1834
10.1.1837 Vice-AdmiralWWNH
24.4.1847 AdmiralWWNH


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