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James Chads


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1724ADM 107/4
First Known Service8.2.1739/40CSORN
A.K.A.ChadeRNLPC
FatherHenry Chadsref:719
WifeEleanor Townsend (d.1795)PROB11
SonThomas Townsend (1754-1793)PROB11
Last Known Service13.2.1776CSORN
Date of Death1781CSORN
Burial5.2.1781 - Greenwich CSORN
Will Probated13.2.1781

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
8.2.1739/4012.1.1741/42
Advice (54) 1712-1749
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Milford"
, Able Seaman, ADM 107/4/11
ADM 107/4
13.1.1741/425.12.1742
Greenwich (50) 1730-1744
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman, ADM 107/4/11
ADM 107/4
6.12.174220.12.1742
Phaeton (8) 1739-1743
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Able Seaman, ADM 107/4/11
ADM 107/4
20.12.17427.3.1742/43
Phaeton (8) 1739-1743
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Midshipman, ADM 107/4/11
ADM 107/4
27.9.174316.12.1745
Experiment (20) 1740-1763
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Midshipman, ADM 107/4/11
ADM 107/4
17.12.17459.8.1746
Rippon (60) 1735-1751
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman, ADM 107/4/11
ADM 107/4
17.5.1746 LieutenantCSORN
17.5.174621.8.1751
Monmouth (70) 1742-1767
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms, ADM 6/17/105
ADM 6/17
9.8.1746 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/11RNLPC
3.5.1747 1st Battle of Cape Finisterre 
14.10.1747 2nd Battle of Cape Finisterre 
21.8.17516.2.1756
Surprise (24) 1746-1770
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Lieutenant, ADM 6/18/11
ADM 6/18
8.6.175729.3.1758
Magnanime (74) 1748-1775
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Second Lieutenant, ADM 6/18/408
ADM 6/18
5.9.17576.10.1757Raid on Rochefort 
29.3.175818.10.1758
Magnanime (74) 1748-1775
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, First Lieutenant, ADM 6/18/497
ADM 6/18
5.6.175812.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo 
18.10.1758 CommanderCSORN
18.10.175823.2.1763
Vesuvius (14) 1756-1763
British 14 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/549
BWAS-1714
6.17599.1759Seige of Quebec 
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
9.12.17652.4.1766
Fly (8) 1752-1772
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/98
ADM 6/20
2.4.1766 CaptainCSORN
2.4.17666.5.1766
Launceston 1741-1784
British unarmed
5th Rate Ship of the Line
1752 Renamed "Launceston Hulk"
1758 Renamed "Launceston"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/113
ADM 6/20
6.5.17665.1.1769
Guernsey (50) 1740-1786
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1769 Renamed "Guernsey Hulk"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/119
BWAS-1714
16.12.177125.1.1773
Glory (32) 1763-1786
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1774 Renamed "Apollo"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/419
BWAS-1714
29.11.17732.3.1774
Hind (24) 1749-1784
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/530
BWAS-1714
20.4.17748.10.1774
Scarborough (20) 1756-1780
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/25
BWAS-1714
3.12.177425.7.1775
Cerberus (28) 1758-1778
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/61
BWAS-1714
25.7.177518.10.1775
Deal Castle (20) 1756-1780
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/107
ADM 6/21
30.10.177513.2.1776
Conquestador (60) 1762-1782
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/131
ADM 6/21
1.7.177931.12.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM 104


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Posted by Bob Brooks on Saturday 4th of May 2013 19:05

Captain James Chads commanded HMS Deal Castle, 6th/20, between 28 Jan 1775 (ADM 6/21, p.107) and 18 Oct 1775 when James Worth was ordered to command (ADM 6/21, p. 126)

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