Sir Thomas Foley


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1755CSORN
First Known Service25.5.1778CSORN
FatherJohn FoleyE-WIKI
UncleThomas Foley (d.1755)E-WIKI
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 Commander ADM 6/23/106CSORN
1.12.178214.12.1782Britannia (20), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/106
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 6.8.1783
ADM6
14.12.178213.3.1783Otter (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/215
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
ADM 6/23
13.3.178318.2.1785Atalanta (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/273
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 18.3.1785
ADM6
4.12.178721.9.1790Racehorse (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/441BWAS-1714
21.9.1790 Captain ADM 6/24/68CSORN
21.9.179022.11.1790Concorde (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/68ADM 6/24
11.2.17931.1796Saint George (98), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/208BWAS-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 — PortsmouthE-WIKI
22.7.1830 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
15.6.1831 Appointed Rear-Admiral of the United KingdomE-WIKI


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

COMMANDER

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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