William Croft


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service22.12.1801CSORN
Last Known Service13.10.1807CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
22.12.1801 LieutenantCSORN
8.5.1804 CommanderCSORN
2.18079.1807Alacrity (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
13.10.1807 CaptainCSORN


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Posted by Chris B. on Friday 13th of December 2013 18:34

William Croft was promoted Commander into the brig Vigilant in March 1804.
(From a letter to Admiral Markham from Sir John Duckworth, The LEtters of Admiral Markham, Navy Records Society vol 28. A footnote goes on to state:)
"William Croft, of the Crofts of Stillington, Yorkshire, was born April 2nd, 1782. He was a midhipman in the Centaur with Captain Markham [...] He was no employed after 1815, became a retired admiral, and died in 1871 at Stillington."

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