George Duff

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth2.1764 - BanffWWNH
First Known Service15.9.1779WWNH
WifeSophia DiromWWNH
SonNorwich Duff (1792-1862)WWNH
Last Known Service1796WWNH
Date of Death21.10.1805 - Battle of TrafalgarT-ROLL
Cause of DeathEnemy ActionWWNH
Will Probated13.1.1807, PROB 11/1454/100

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
15.9.1779 Lieutenant ADM 6/22/247CSORN
15.9.177914.9.1781Enterprise (28), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/22/247
Issued by Robert Duff (1721-1787), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 8.2.1781
ADM 6/22
1780 Montagu (74), LieutenantWWNH
8.1.1780 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
16.1.1780 Battle of Cape St. Vincent 
17.4.1780 Battle of Martinique 
15.5.1780 Action of March 15 1780 
19.5.1780 Action of March 19 1780 
21.9.1790 Commander ADM 6/24/69CSORN
21.9.179014.10.1790Martin (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/69BWAS-1714
14.10.179010.11.1791Martin (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/77ADM 6/24
6.5.1791 Married SophiaWWNH
11.11.179118.3.1793Martin (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/145ADM 6/24
9.2.1793 CaptainCSORN
18.3.17938.11.1793Duke (98), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/221BWAS-1714
8.17932.1794Resource (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
13.7.179430.9.1794Glory (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
30.9.17941796Ambuscade (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/90BWAS-1714
4.17961800Glenmore (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
17.12.1799 Action of 1799-12-17 
18015.1801Courageux (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.1801 Vengeance (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
4.18045.1805Mars (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
5.180521.10.1805Mars (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
21.10.1805 Battle of Trafalgar 


WWNHWho's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook
T-ROLLThe Trafalgar RollUnknownBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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