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Arthur Forrest by John Vandiest (1695 - 1757)

Arthur Forrest by John Vandiest (1695 - 1757)

Arthur Forrest


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1716CSORN
First Known Service1740CSORN
WifeFrederica Marina Cecilia Lynch (d.1802)E-WIKI
DaughterBridget [Byng] (d.1823)E-WIKI
Grandson
Lord George Byng (6th Viscount Torrington)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1830
E-WIKI
Last Known Service26.5.1770CSORN
Date of Death26.5.1770 - Jamaica CSORN
Will Probated9.8.1770, PROB 11/959/341

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17401741Service as a merchant seamanE-WIKI
1741 Was in Vernon's fleet sent to operate against Cartagena and took part in the attacks on .Bandera Fort.B051
25.5.1741 CommanderCSORN
25.5.174126.2.1741/42
Alderney (8) 1735-1742
British 8 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/106
BWAS-1714
7.174110.1741Operations against Santiago 
8.4.17439.3.1744/45
Hawk (8) 1741-1747
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/167
ADM 6/16
9.3.1744/45 CaptainCSORN
9.3.1744/4523.6.1748
Wager (20) 1744-1763
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
B051
9.5.175513.4.1757
Rye (20) 1746-1763
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/162
B051
13.4.17578.4.1760
Augusta (60) 1736-1765
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/177
Issued by
Isaac TownsendBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1746
, North America
Confirmed 26.6.1760
ADM 6/19
21.10.1757 Commanded the British Squadron at the Forrest's Action 
1760 Sent to Jamaica as commodore and temporary commander in chiefB051
8.4.17606.12.1763
Centaur (74) 1759-1782
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/155
BWAS-1714
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
21.2.176926.5.1770
Dunkirk (60) 1754-1792
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/18/233
BWAS-1714
16.5.176926.5.1770Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Jamaica ADM 6/20/237HJ-DB


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