William Cross


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service19.1.1690/91CSORN
Last Known Service1798CSORN
Date of Death22.4.1746B051

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
19.1.1690/91 CaptainCSORN
19.1.1690/911692Griffin (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
169218.3.1692/93Julian (16), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
19.5.1692 Battle of Barfleur 
2.16931694Dover, Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
16941696Restoration (70), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
7.12.169524.12.1699Dover (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/3/100BWAS-1603
5.11.169615.11.1696Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PlymouthADM 6/4
4.1.1702/31.7.1703Cornwall (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/7/70ADM 6/7
1.7.170313.7.1703Moderate (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/7/135ADM 6/7
14.7.170421.8.1704Defiance (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/85ADM 6/8
17.8.170423.11.1704Elizabeth (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/89B051
23.11.1704 Action of 1704-11-23 
3.3.1718/19 Prince Frederick (70), Midshipman Extra ADM 6/12/154ADM 6/12

Notes on Officer


Result of Cout-Martial for loss of the ElizabethTRN2
...he was sentenced to be cashiered, to forfeit his arrears of pay, and to be imprisoned for life. The last part of the sentence was mercifully remitted, and Cross appears to have spent his old age as an ordinary pensioner in Greenwich Hospital


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