Tobias Furneaux


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth21.8.1735 - Swilly, Plymouthref:676
First Known Service19.10.1759ref:676
Father William Furneaux(1696–1748)ref:676
MotherSarah Wilcocks (1698-1775)ref:676
BrotherBrother William (1723-1749)ref:676
Brother James Furneaux (d.1783)NBD1849
Brother Abraham Furneaux (1737/38-1773)ref:719
Last Known Service1779ref:676
Date of Death19.9.1781 - Swilly, Plymouthref:676

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
19.10.1759 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/214CSORN
16.7.176619.5.1768Dolphin (24), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/20/128ref:676
3.11.177030.11.1770Trident (64), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/20/309ADM 6/20
28.11.1771 Commander ADM 6/20/415CSORN
28.11.177119.11.1772Raleigh (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/415BWAS-1714
10.8.1775 Captain ADM 6/21/112CSORN
10.8.17756.11.1777Siren (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/112BWAS-1714
6.11.17774.1778Held prisonerref:676
4.17781779Isis (50), as a passengerref:676
14.12.177815.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia 
1.7.177931.12.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104


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Posted by C. Heathcote on Tuesday 18th of August 2020 02:22

Captain, HMS Adventure 1772-74
This was the second vessel on James Cook's Second Pacific expedition.
Referred to in all literature on that major expedition of discovery.


Posted by Brian on Sunday 3rd of January 2016 22:07

Edinburgh Ad. Aug 29, 1775 - His Majesty's frigate, Siren, of 28 guns is put into commision at this port (Chatham) and the command of her given to Capt. Tobias Furneaux.

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