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Philip Carteret

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service4.8.1736CSORN
Last Known Service1.8.1748CSORN
Date of Death28.9.1748CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
4.8.1736 LieutenantCSORN
Anglesea (40) 1725-1742
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/15/86
ADM 6/15
Anglesea (40) 1725-1742
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Second Lieutenant ADM 6/15/459
ADM 6/15
4.3.1740/415.1741Operations against Cartagena 
Anglesea (40) 1725-1742
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, First Lieutenant ADM 6/16/459
ADM 6/15
10.5.1742 CaptainCSORN
Greyhound (20) 1741-1768
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/53
Dolphin (20) 1732-1760
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
1755 Renamed "Firebrand"
1757 Renamed "Penquin"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
Harwich (50) 1743-1760
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/253
25.6.1746 1st Battle of Negapatam 

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Posted by Cy on Sunday 28th of February 2021 10:06

Albert, I can't find any issue with the search, he appears for me. Can you let me have more details via email?

Posted by Albert Parker on Sunday 28th of February 2021 06:20

Searching for his name in the "People" section doesn't find him, but he is linked to the last ship he commanded. BWAS-14 confuses his death with that of his successor in command of Harwich, Capt. William Adams, who died at Pondicherry on September 28 or 29, 1748. Other reference sources, such as Charnock (Biographia Navalis, V, 139) and Hardy (A Chronlogical Lit of the Captains of His Majesty's Royal Navy, 1784) give England as his place of death. But he was with the Indian Ocean squadron in June 1748 according to testimony at the court-martial of its commander, Vice-Adm. Thomas Griffin, and if he did not give up the command until August 1 he could not have been in England two months later on September 29. His date of death may be confused with Adams' (he might have died later, actually in England), or he might have died on the way home to England, presumably of whatever condition induced him to resign his command.

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