Alexander Graeme


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth9.12.1741 - Graemeshall, Holm, on the Orkney Islandsref:676
First Known Service24.8.1760ref:676
FatherMungo Graemeref:676
MotherJean Chancellorref:676
Last Known Service4.12.1813ref:676
Date of Death5.8.1818 - Edinburgh TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
24.8.1760 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/469CSORN
24.8.176013.3.1762Dublin (74), Fifth Lieutenant ADM 6/19/469
Issued by Sir James Douglas (1st Baronet Douglas) (1703-1787), Barbados
Commission confirmed 9.3.1763
ADM 6/19
7.1.176210.2.1762Operations against Martinique 
17.3.176218.9.1763Aquilon (28), First Lieutenantref:676
17.10.17652.2.1771Egmont (10), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
26.1.177414.11.1775Preston (50), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/21/11ADM 6/21
14.11.177524.1.1778Kingfisher (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/136BWAS-1714
15.11.1775 Commander ADM 6/21/136CSORN
6.12.17768.12.1776Occupation of Rhode Island 
27.8.1777 Action in Narragansett Bay 
24.1.1778 Captain ADM 6/21/544TRN3
24.1.177824.11.1778Sphinx (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/544
Issued by James Gambier (1723-1789), North America
Commission confirmed 28.10.1778
BWAS-1714
11.8.1778 Howe's encounter with d'Estaing 
24.11.17789.1.1779Diamond (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/559
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 25.5.1779
BWAS-1714
9.1.177913.4.1779Pearl (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/559
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 25.5.1779
ADM 6/21
1.7.177914.7.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104
14.7.177913.2.1781Tartar (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
11.11.1779 Tartar vs Santa Margarita 
13.3.178113.8.1781Preston (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/261BWAS-1714
5.8.1781 Lost an arm in action and went onto half-payref:676
5.8.1781 Battle of Dogger Bank 
1790 Was a pensioned Captain on £300 per annumref:676
5.1.17951.6.1795Glory (98), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 15.1.1795 ADM 6/25/121BWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/180CSORN
20.2.1797 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/26/67CSORN
14.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
8.17994.1803Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The NoreTRN4
8.17994.1803Zealand (64), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiralref:676
29.4.1802 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
23.4.1804 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
28.4.1808 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
4.12.1813 Admiral of the RedCSORN

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
  Book
TRN4The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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