HRH William Henry (King William IV)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth21.8.1765CSORN
First Known Service17.6.1785CSORN
FatherKing William IIIEWIKI
MotherQueen CharlotteEWIKI
SonSir Adolphus Fitzclarence (1802-1856)W025
Last Known Service4.1814CSORN
Date of Death20.6.1837

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
21.8.1765 Appointed Prince William Henry 
17.6.1785 Lieutenant ADM 6/23/284CSORN
17.6.178517.3.1786Hebe (38), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/23/284ADM 6/23
17.3.178610.4.1786Pegasus (28), First Lieutenant ADM 6/23/321ADM 6/23
10.4.1786 Captain ADM 6/23/326CSORN
10.4.17861.3.1788Pegasus (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/326BWAS-1714
1.3.178819.7.1790Andromeda (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/450BWAS-1714
16.5.1789 Appointed Duke of Clarence and St AndrewsEWIKI
16.5.1789 Appointed Earl of MunsterEWIKI
10.5.179027.11.1790Valiant (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/5/10BWAS-1714
3.12.1790 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/24/94CSORN
1.2.1793 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/24/201CSORN
12.4.1794 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/30CSORN
12.4.1794 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/55CSORN
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/179CSORN
14.2.1799 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.1.1801 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the RedCSORN
24.12.1811 Admiral of the FleetCSORN
4.1814 Jason (32), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the FleetBWAS-1793
2.5.182719.9.1828Appointed Lord High Admiral of EnglandOHMB4
26.6.1830 Succeeded as King William IV 


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
OHMB4Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870J.C. SaintyWeb Site

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