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Thomas Consitt

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1794CSORN
Last Known Service26.11.1830CSORN
Date of Death1851CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
Defence (74) 1762-1811
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
ADM 171/8
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
13.7.1795 Battle of Hyeres 
1.8.1798 Battle of the Nile 
Canopus (80) 1798-1887
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Acting Lieutenant
1799 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/23/569-571RNLPC
7.9.1799 LieutenantCSORN
Bonetta (18) 1798-1801
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Lieutenant
Brilliant (28) 1779-1811
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Lieutenant
Pomone (44) 1794-1802
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Lieutenant
26.11.1830 Superannuated CommanderCSORN
1847 Received the Naval General Service Medal with a clasp for the Defeat of the French Fleet, capture of six sail of the line and one sunk whilst serving on Defence on 1794/06/01ADM 171/8

Notes on Officer


Thomas Consitt entered the Navy, in Aug. 1793, as Midshipman, on board the Defence 74, Capts. Jas. Gambler, Thos. Wells, Wm. Brown, and John Peyton; in which ship we find him bearing a part in Lord Howe’s action of 1 June, 1794, and afterwards, as Master’s Mate, in the battle of the Nile, 1 Aug. 1798. On the latter occasion he was successively placed on board Le Conquérant and Le Franklin two of the captured 74’s; and, on the last-mentioned ship being added to the British Navy as the Canopus, and commissioned by Capt. Bartholomew James, was appointed, 22 Oct. following, to an Acting-Lieutenancy in her. Having been confirmed into the Bonetta 18, Capt. Henry Vansittart, 7 Sept. 1799, Mr. Consitt next joined, in Feb. and May, 1800, the Brilliant and Pomone frigates, Capts. Hon. Chas. Paget and Robt. Carthew Reynolds, on the Lisbon and Home stations. He invalided in Jan. 1801; subsequently held an appointment in the Impress service at Sunderland, from 28 April, 1803, until July, 1810; became a Retired Commander on the lower list, 4 Nov. 1830; and was promoted, 16 March, 1844, to the list of 1816.

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Posted by Paul Thomas Consitt on Monday 3rd of January 2022 19:40

I would like to get more information on my ancestor Thomas Consitt, Captain, or lieutenant,
if you could please follow up by email, I would truly appreciate it,
we have some valuable medals that I would like to authenticate, thank you

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