William Brown

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service27.12.1788CSORN
Last Known Service4.1815CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
27.12.1788 LieutenantCSORN
11.17901793Zebra (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
9.1.1791 CommanderCSORN
6.179211.1792Kingfisher (18), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
10.179210.1793Fly (14), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
29.10.1793 CaptainCSORN
5.179412.1794Venus (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
1.17959.1798Alcmene (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.17985.1798Defence (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
4.17996.1799Foudroyant (80), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
6.17992.1800Vanguard (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
11.180012.1800Robust (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
4.18011802Hussar (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
18031804Romney (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.180510.1805Ajax (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
22.7.1805 3rd Battle of Cape Finisterre 
21.10.1805 Battle of Trafalgar 
1.8.1811 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
6.18124.1813Ulysses (20), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
12.8.1812 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
18131814Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHJ-DB
4.18134.1815Argo (22), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
4.6.1814 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
HJ-DBHistoric JamaicaFrank CundallBook

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 25th of December 2018 10:49

15 Oct 1814 Lieut. Yates, late flag lieutenant to Adm. Brown, and Mr. J.P. Bamey, late secretary, came home in the Ringdove.

Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 25th of December 2018 10:45

In 1812, Brown was promoted to rear-admiral and given the command of the Channel Islands station.

In 1813, Brown was transferred to the Jamaica Station as commanding naval officer of the island and it was during service there that he contracted yellow fever and died on 20 September 1814

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