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Sir John Thomas Duckworth


NationalityBritish 
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
22.2.17591760
Namur (90) 1756-1804
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain's Servant,
WWNH
18.8.175919.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay 
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
1766 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationODNB
14.11.1771 LieutenantCSORN
23.2.17764.5.1776
Diamond (32) 1774-1784
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Second Lieutenant, ADM 6/21/160
ADM 6/21
4.5.177615.11.1779
Diamond (32) 1774-1784
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, First Lieutenant, ADM 6/21/185
ADM 6/21
3.177921.7.1779
Princess Royal (98) 1773-1807
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant,
WWNH
6.7.1779 Battle of Grenada 
21.7.1779 CommanderCSORN
21.7.177916.6.1780
Rover (16) 1779-1780
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/50
Issued by
John ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1780
, North America
Confirmed 17.11.1779
BWAS-1714
16.6.1780 CaptainCSORN
16.6.178016.6.1781
Terrible (74) 1762-1781
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/318
Issued by
Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados
Confirmed 26.7.1781
BWAS-1714
23.7.178031.1.1781
Princess Royal (98) 1773-1807
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/340
Issued by
Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados
Confirmed 17.9.1781
BWAS-1714
31.1.178124.9.1781
Bristol (50) 1775-1810
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/360
Issued by
Sir Peter Parker (1st Baronet of Bassingbourn)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica
Confirmed 6.11.1781
BWAS-1714
28.3.178121.9.1782
Yarmouth (64) 1745-1811
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
29.4.178130.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal 
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
19.4.1782 Battle of the Mona Passage 
21.9.178231.12.1782
Europe (64) 1765-1814
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1778 Renamed "Europe"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/519
ADM 6/22
31.12.17829.6.1783
Suffolk (74) 1765-1803
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
27.1.179015.9.1791
Bombay Castle (74) 1782-1796
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/18
BWAS-1714
6.9.17916.1794
Orion (74) 1787-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/134
BWAS-1793
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
7.17941797
Leviathan (74) 1790-1848
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
WWNH
21.3.1796 Attack on Leogane 
17974.1798
Leviathan (74) 1790-1848
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore,
BWAS-1793
8.6.17971817Appointed Colonel of MarinesWWNH
14.2.1799 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
14.2.179912.1803
Leviathan (74) 1790-1848
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White,
BWAS-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 Order of the BathTKE1
4.18021803
Bellerophon (74) 1786-1836
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1824 Renamed "Captivity"
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red,
BWAS-1793
18031804Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHJ-DB
25.7.1803 Capture of the Duquesne 
1.18041805
Hercule (74) 1798-1810
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red,
BWAS-1793
23.4.1804 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1805 
Superb (74) 1798-1826
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White,
BWAS-1793
9.11.1805 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
8.18061808
Royal George (100) 1788-1822
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White,
BWAS-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
18101812
Antelope (50) 1802-1845
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral,
BWAS-1793
31.7.1810 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1812 Elected Member of Parliament for New RomneyE-WIKI
4.12.1812 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
2.11.1813 Appointed 1st Knight Bachelor TopshamE-WIKI
1.181531.8.1817Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PlymouthWWNH
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1
3.181512.1815
Saint George (100) 1762-1825
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1812 Renamed "Princess Royal"
1812 Renamed "Saint George"
1819 Renamed "Barfleur"
, as Flag Officer, Admiral,
BWAS-1714
10.18161817
Impregnable (98) 1810-1906
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the White,
BWAS-1793


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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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