Thomas Cadogan

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service26.7.1770CSORN
BrotherLord George Cadogan (3rd Earl Cadogan) (1783-1864)NBD1849
Last Known Service15.4.1782CSORN
Date of Death16.9.1782 - off the Newfoundland BankBWAS-1714
Cause of DeathShipwrecked in a hurricanCSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
26.7.1770 LieutenantCSORN
31.1.177411.11.1776Antelope (50), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/21/12ADM 6/21
11.11.1776 Commander ADM 6/21/291CSORN
11.11.17761.12.1777Thunder (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/293
Issued by Clark Gayton (1712-1787), Jamaica
Confirmed 19.6.1777
ADM 6/21
27.3.177726.5.1778Porcupine (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
20.2.177815.4.1778Formidable (98), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/369ADM 6
20.2.1779 CaptainCSORN
12.3.177931.3.1781Licorne (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/523BWAS-1714
5.7.1780 Action off Cape Ortegal 
13.4.178215.4.1782Glorieux (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714

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Posted by Bob Brooks on Wednesday 5th of June 2013 11:45

When VAdm Clark Gayton, CinC Jamaica, received instructions from Admiralty to re-establish HM Racehorse, Armed Sloop, as a Sloop of War, Gayton immediately commissioned/promoted Thomas Cadogan to command (ADM 6/21, p.293); however, Racehorse was then at sea under command of Lieut. William Jones and was captured by the USS Andrew Doria on 08 Dec 1776 in the vicinity of Turks & Caicos islands. Cadogan was appointed Commander of the newly purchased brig Porcupine (ex-Union), commissioned/established as a Sloop on 28 Mar 1777 (see: ADM 34/1247 & 51/707)

Posted by Bob Brooks on Wednesday 5th of June 2013 11:06

The Hon'ble Thomas Cadogan was promoted Captain on 20 Feb 1779 to commission the new HMS Formidible, 2d rate/90 (ADM 6/21, p.369) then 3 weeks later was posted to command HMS Licorne on 12 Mar 1779 (ibid., p. 523) superseding Captain Henry Bellew.

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