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Sir Charles Adam


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth6.10.1780CSORN
First Known Service15.12.1790CSORN
FatherWilliam Adam of Blair Adam
MotherEleanor ElphinstoneNBD1849
WifeElizabeth BrydoneNBD1849
Uncle
Sir George Keith Elphinstone (1st Viscount Keith)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1815
NBD1849
Last Known Service8.1.1848CSORN
Date of Death19.9.1853 - Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
15.12.1790 Entered the NavyNBD1849
15.12.17901793
Royal Charlotte (8) 1750-1820
British 8 Gun
Unrated Yacht
1761 Renamed "Royal Charlotte"
, Captain's Servant
NBD1849
17931794
Robust (74) 1764-1817
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
NBD1849
17947.1794
Glory (98) 1788-1825
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
NBD1849
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
7.17941795
Barfleur (98) 1768-1819
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
NBD1849
7.17941795
Montagu (74) 1779-1818
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
NBD1849
179530.9.1795
Squib 1804-1805
British Unrated Fire Vessel
, Acting Lieutenant and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/1
ADM 196
23.6.1795 Action of Ile Groix 
1.10.179519.8.1796
Victorious (74) 1785-1803
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Acting Lieutenant ADM 196/3/1
ADM 196
4.3.179719.8.1797
Carysfort (28) 1766-1813
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Acting Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/1
NBD1849
1798 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/22/66-68RNLPC
8.2.1798 LieutenantW033
8.2.179820.5.1798
Barfleur (98) 1768-1819
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant ADM 196/3/1
NBD1849
16.5.1798 CommanderCSORN
20.8.17981.11.1799
Atalante (16) 1797-1807
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/1
ADM 196
12.6.1799 CaptainCSORN
13.3.180028.5.1803
Sybille (38) 1794-1833
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/1
ADM 196
19.8.1801 Capture of the Chiffone 
29.5.18037.9.1805
Chiffone (32) 1801-1814
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/1
ADM 196
10.6.1805 Action of 1805-06-10 
8.9.18056.4.1810
Resistance (38) 1805-1858
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/1
BWAS-1793
7.4.181017.1.1814
Invincible (74) 1808-1861
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/1
ADM 196
19.5.181429.6.1814
Impregnable (98) 1810-1906
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/1
BWAS-1793
15.12.18147.2.1816
Royal Sovereign 1804-1849
British Unrated Yacht
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/1
ADM 196
20.7.182129.5.1825
Royal Sovereign 1804-1849
British Unrated Yacht
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 23.7.1821 ADM 196/3/1
ADM 196
14.10.1822 Married ElizabethNBD1849
27.5.1825 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteNL1834
1831 MP for KinrossODNB
1.11.1834 Commissioner of the Admiralty (1st Naval Lord), until 1834-12-23W033
25.4.1835 Commissioner of the Admiralty (1st Naval Lord), until 1841-09-08W033
8.1835 Made KCBODNB
10.8.1835 Appointed 6th Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath of MaxweltonTKE1
10.1.1837 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1.4.1839 Became Lord Lieutenant of KinrossNBD1849
1840 Appointed one of the Elder Brothers of Trinity HouseNBD1849
17.8.184127.12.1844
Illustrious (74) 1803-1868
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White
W033
17.8.184129.5.1845Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America & West Indies ADM 196/3/1ADM 196
24.7.1846 Commissioner of the Admiralty (1st Naval Lord) until 1847-07-20W033
1847 Governor of Greenwich HospitalW033
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 Glory on 1794/06/01ADM 171/8
1848 AdmiralODNB
8.1.1848 AdmiralW033


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