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Richard Carter


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1672CSORN
Last Known Service8.10.1691CSORN
Date of Death19.5.1692CSORN
Cause of DeathEnemy ActionCSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1672 LieutenantCSORN
16725.2.1672/73
Cambridge (68) 1666-1694
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant,
ref:1059
13.3.1671/72 Battle of Smyrna Convoy 
28.5.1672 Battle of Solebay 
1673 CommanderCSORN
6.2.1672/734.6.1673
Success (24) 1658-1680
British 24 Gun
5th Rate Ship
1660 Renamed "Success"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
5.6.167310.10.1674
Crown (48) 1654-1689
British 48 Gun
4th Rate Ship
1660 Renamed "Crown"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
11.8.1673 Battle of Texel 
4.3.1673/74 Battle of Ronas Voe 
22.4.16752.5.1677
Swan (32) 1673-1692
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
29.4.1675 CaptainCSORN
8.1.1677/7821.10.1681
Centurion (50) 1650-1689
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
3.8.16881.1.1690/91
Plymouth (52) 1653-1703
British 52 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
1.5.1689 Battle of Bantry Bay 
30.6.1690 Battle of Beachy Head 
2.1.1690/9129.9.1691
Vanguard (90) 1678-1705
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
8.10.1691 Court Martial : Richard Carter, Captain, HMS Vanguard. Royal Navy Court Martial, 8 October 1691. Crime: Negligence and failure of duty causing HMS Vanguard to run aground. Verdict: Not guilty.ADM 1/5253
169219.5.1692
Duke (90) 1682-1699
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue,
BWAS-1603
20.1.1691/92 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
19.5.1692 Commanded the Rear - Blue Squadron at the Battle of Barfleur 
28.11.1692 By an order dated 1692/11/28, Mary Carter, the widow of Richard Carter, received a pension of £200 per annum (backdated to 1692/05/20)ref:943


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Posted by Freeman Good on Friday 13th of April 2012 02:39

I am a decendent of Richard Carter. I have been trying to complete my genealical line to him and find out more about him & his family. Like where was he buried. There are other ships that he was assigned to and he also was in the army.


Posted by Freeman Good on Friday 13th of April 2012 02:37

I am a decendent of Richard Carter. I have been trying to complete my genealical line to him and find out more about him & his family. Like where was he buried. There are other ships that he was assigned to and he also was in the army.

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