Sir Thomas Foley

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1755CSORN
First Known Service25.5.1778CSORN
FatherJohn FoleyEWIKI
UncleThomas Foley (d.1755)EWIKI
Last Known Service22.7.1830CSORN
Date of Death9.1.1833

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
25.5.1778 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationODNB
25.5.1778 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/415CSORN
1.12.1782 CommanderCSORN
1.12.178214.12.1782Britannia (20), Commander and Commanding OfficerADM6
14.12.178213.3.1783Otter (14), Commander and Commanding OfficerADM6
13.3.17832.1785Atalanta (14), Commander and Commanding OfficerADM6
8.17879.1791Racehorse (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
21.9.1790 CaptainCSORN
2.17931.1796Saint George (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
14.3.1795 Action off Genoa 
13.7.1795 Battle of Hyeres 
1.17963.1797Britannia (100), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
14.2.1797 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent 
3.17977.12.1799Goliath (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1.8.1798 Battle of the Nile 
12.17996.1801Elephant (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
2.4.1801 Battle of Copenhagen 
28.4.1808 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
31.7.1810 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
4.18111813Monmouth (64), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1793
12.8.1812 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
4.6.1814 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
12.4.1815 Appointed Knight Companion of the Order of the BathADM 6/15
12.8.1819 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
16.5.1820 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathCSORN
27.5.1825 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
18301833Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PortsmouthEWIKI
22.7.1830 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
15.6.1831 Appointed Rear-Admiral of the United KingdomEWIKI


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM6ADM 6 Admiralty:Service Records, Registers, Returns and CertificatesAuthorityArchive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive

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Posted by Bob Brooks on Saturday 18th of April 2015 21:11


1. He was commissioned in North America on 01 Dec 1782 by RAdm Thomas Graves as Commander, HMS Britannia, Armed Ship; confirmed by Admiralty (ADM 6/23, p.106).

2. He was commissioned in North America by RAdm Robert Digby as Commander, Otter, Sloop, on 14 Dec 1782; confirmed by Admiralty on 25 Apr 1784 (ADM 6/23, p.215)

3. He was commissioned in North America by RAdm Robert Digby as Commander, Atalanta, Sloop on 13 Mar 1783; confirmed by Admiralty 18 Mar 1785 (ADM 6/23, p.273)

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