Alexander Fraser

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service18.7.1777CSORN
Last Known Service4.6.1814CSORN
Date of Death1829

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
18.7.1777 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/299CSORN
20.2.178116.4.1781San Carlos (22), Lieutenant and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/253BWAS-1714
1.12.1787 Commander ADM 6/23/440CSORN
1.12.178710.5.1790Tisiphone (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/440ADM 6/23
23.9.17901.11.1791Savage (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/70BWAS-1714
2.11.179112.7.1793Savage (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/144ADM 6/24
1.7.1793 Captain ADM 6/24/250CSORN
1.7.179310.5.1794Redoubt (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/250BWAS-1714
29.7.1794 Proserpine (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/68ADM 6/25
2.17964.1799Shannon (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.17991800Diana (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
7.18014.1803Beschermer (56), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
5.18029.1802Amphion (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
8.18049.1804Weymouth (44), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
8.180412.1806Hindostan (52), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
21.4.1806 Tremendous vs Canonniere 
12.18063.1807Prince (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
2.18072.1808Vanguard (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
15.8.18077.9.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen 
1.7.1811 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
12.8.1812 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
4.6.1814 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by Bob Fraser on Saturday 21st of September 2013 08:02

June 1787 Colossus whilst fitting out
Oct 1787 to Royal Sovereign, 1st Lieutenant
1 Dec 1787 appointed Commander
Apologies. My error in copying.

Posted by Bob Fraser on Tuesday 17th of September 2013 15:20

born 1751.
1760 First ship age 9 sloop Fly - at Belleisle
1767 Midshipman on Mermaid
1770 Acting Lieutenant on sloop Bonetta
June 1773 - Autumn 1774 on Royal Oak (74) at Spithead
1774 Acting Lieutenant on Scarborough (20)to America
1775 Lieutenant on Canceaux. Took the landing party ashore and burned Falmouth, now Portland.
1776 returned to England on Bristol
1777 Commissioned to Hector (74), carried La Licorne to Portsmouth and returned to Hector
1779 Conqueror (74) as 1st Lieutenant
1780 - 1782? St Carlos then Romney
1782 Ruby to the West Indies, then Formidable, then Adamant
June 1784 Colossus whilst fitting out
Oct 1784 to Royal Sovereign, 1st Lieutenant
1 Dec 1784 appointed Commander
July 1794 Proserpine Frigate as Captain
1 Aug 1810 to William and Mary Royal Yacht and Equerry to the Duke of Cambridge

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