Sir John Thomas Duckworth

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth9.2.1748 - Leatherhead, Surreyref:616
First Known Service22.2.1759ODNB
FatherRev. Henry DuckworthWWNH
MotherSarah JohnsonWWNH
WifeSusannah Catharine Buller (1768-1840)ODNB
Last Known Service1817ODNB
Date of Death31.8.1817 - Portsmouth ODNB

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1757 Sent to EtonWWNH
22.2.17591760Namur (90), Captain's ServantWWNH
18.8.175919.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay 
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
1766 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationODNB
14.11.1771 Lieutenant ADM 6/20/413CSORN
23.2.17764.5.1776Diamond (32), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/21/160ADM 6/21
4.5.177615.11.1779Diamond (32), First Lieutenant ADM 6/21/185ADM 6/21
3.177921.7.1779Princess Royal (98), LieutenantWWNH
6.7.1779 Battle of Grenada 
21.7.1779 Commander ADM 6/22/50CSORN
21.7.177916.6.1780Rover (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/50
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 17.11.1779
16.6.1780 Captain ADM 6/22/318CSORN
16.6.178016.6.1781Terrible (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/318
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 26.7.1781
7.17801781Princess Royal (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
31.1.178124.9.1781Bristol (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/360
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 6.11.1781
28.3.178123.8.1781Yarmouth (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
29.4.178130.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal 
8.178210.1782Suffolk (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
8.17821783Europe (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
20.10.1782 Battle of Cape Spartel 
179015.9.1791Bombay Castle (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
9.17906.1794Orion (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
7.17941797Leviathan (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerWWNH
21.3.1796 Attack on Leogane 
17974.1798Leviathan (74), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1793
8.6.17971817Appointed Colonel of MarinesWWNH
14.2.1799 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
14.2.179912.1803Leviathan (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1793
5.4.18007.4.1800Action of 1800-04-07 
1.1.1801 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
6.6.1801 Appointed Companion of the Knight Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
4.18021803Bellerophon (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1793
18031804Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHJ-DB
25.7.1803 Capture of the Duquesne 
1.18041805Hercule (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1793
23.4.1804 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1805 Superb (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1793
9.11.1805 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
8.18061808Royal George (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
19.2.180720.2.1807Commanded the British Fleet at the Forcing the Dardanelles 
1.3.18073.3.1807Commanded the British Fleet at the Passage of the Dardanelles 
28.4.1808 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
18101812Appointed Governor of NewfoundlandWWNH
18101812Antelope (50), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralBWAS-1793
31.7.1810 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1812 Elected Member of Parliament for New RomneyEWIKI
4.12.1812 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
2.11.1813 Appointed 1st Baronet TopshamEWIKI
1.181531.8.1817Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PlymouthWWNH
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1
3.181512.1815Saint George (100), as Flag Officer, AdmiralBWAS-1714
10.18161817Impregnable (98), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1793


ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
WWNHWho's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
HJ-DBHistoric JamaicaFrank CundallBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site

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Posted by C. F. Konrad on Tuesday 8th of August 2017 06:33

correct date Admiral of the White is 1813/12/04, not 1812 (London Gazette December 4, 1813, No. 16821, p. 2432).

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