Sir Thomas Foley

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1755CSORN
First Known Service25.5.1778CSORN
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 
3.179712.1799Goliath (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 SmithWeb 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
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site

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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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