Sir Philip Charles Calderwood Henderson Durham

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth29.7.1763 - Largo, FifeCSORN
First Known Service26.12.1782CSORN
WifeLady Charlotte Matilda BruceEWIKI
Last Known Service4.6.1814CSORN
Date of Death2.4.1845

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
26.12.1782 Lieutenant ADM 6/23/31CSORN
12.11.1790 Commander ADM 6/24/86CSORN
12.11.17908.7.1791Cygnet (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/86BWAS-1714
9.2.179324.6.1793Spitfire (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/207BWAS-1714
24.6.1793 Captain ADM 6/24/249CSORN
24.6.1793 Narcissus (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/249ADM 6/24
26.10.17931.1795Hind (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/278BWAS-1714
10.17941800Anson (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
20.3.1796 Action off Pointe du Raz 
16.7.1797 Destruction of the Calliope 
12.10.1798 Battle of Tory Island 
16.10.179818.10.1798Capture of the Loire 
28.3.1799 Married CharlotteEWIKI
1.18005.1802Endymion (44), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.18036.1803Windsor Castle (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
18051.6.1805Defiance (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerNAO
12.18051806Barfleur (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerODNB
3.18067.1809Renown (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
10.18091812Renown (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
21.10.1809 Action of 1809-10-21 
31.7.1810 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
31.7.18108.1810Milford (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
181112.1811Hannibal (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
2.18121813Christian VII (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
5.18121813Bulwark (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
12.8.1812 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
4.6.1814 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
2.1.1815 Created 1st Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the BathTKE1
1.12.1830 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathEWIKI
18364.1839Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PortsmouthEWIKI


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
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
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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Posted by Brian on Sunday 31st of January 2016 22:02

1793, PORT NEWS: Portsmouth, March 11 - The Spitfire sloop, Capt. Durham, and Echo, the Hon. Capt. Jones with the additional officers and seamen, are gone to man the gun-boats in Holland, of which Capt. Durham is appointed Commadore.

Posted by Hilary Rubinstein on Thursday 19th of March 2015 05:49

There is a biography of Durham - Hilary L. Rubinstein, Trafalgar Captain: Durham of the Defiance, published in 2005 by Tempus.

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