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Sir George Pocock by Thomas Hudson

George Pocock


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth6.3.1705/6 - Thames Ditton, Surrey TRN3
First Known Service1718TRN3
Father
Thomas PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1698-1711
ODNB
MotherJoyce Master (d.1745)ODNB
Wife
Sophia Pitt DrakeBritish
Other
- Married 28.11.1763
ODNB
DaughterSophia (d. 1811)ODNB
SonGeorge (1765–1840)ODNB
Uncle
Streynsham MasterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1720
ODNB
Cousin
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
ODNB
Last Known Service11.9.1766TRN3
Date of Death3.4.1792 - Curzon Street, London TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
12.11.172120.9.1722
Looe (42) 1707-1737
British 42 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Midshipman Ordinary, ADM 107/3/152
ODNB
25.5.172313.4.1724
Prince Frederick (70) 1714-1736
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1715 Renamed "Prince Frederick"
, Midshipman Ordinary, ADM 107/3/152
ODNB
19.4.1725 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/152ODNB
7.12.1726 LieutenantCSORN
8.10.172720.5.1728
Burford (70) 1722-1752
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lieutenant, ADM 6/13/204
ADM 6/13
28.6.173222.8.1732
Namur (90) 1729-1745
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lieutenant, ADM 6/14/116
ADM 6/14
9.5.173326.2.1733/34
Namur (90) 1729-1745
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, First Lieutenant, ADM 6/14/44
ADM 6/14
26.2.1733/34 CommanderCSORN
26.2.1733/3410.10.1737
Bridgewater (32) 1698-1738
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/169
BWAS-1603
1.8.1738 CaptainCSORN
1.8.173815.12.1741
Aldborough (8) 1727-1742
British 8 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/445
Confirmed 26.8.1741
BWAS-1714
16.8.174219.8.1742
Suffolk (70) 1739-1765
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/85
ADM 6/16
20.8.174230.12.1742
Woolwich (50) 1741-1747
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/89
ADM 1
31.12.17423.4.1743
Shrewsbury (80) 1713-1750
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/131
ADM 6/16
4.4.1743aft.16.10.1747
Sutherland (50) 1741-1770
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/166
BWAS-1714
2.11.1744 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Plymouth ADM 6/16/377ADM 6/16
6.5.17489.9.1748
Sutherland (50) 1741-1770
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/390
Issued by
Henry OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1765

Confirmed 18.10.1748
ADM 6/17
23.7.175217.11.1752
Cumberland (66) 1748-1760
British 66 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/41
BWAS-1714
24.1.175428.3.1754
Eagle (60) 1745-1767
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/88
ODNB
28.3.17544.7.1755
Cumberland (66) 1748-1760
British 66 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/95
ADM 6/18
4.2.1755 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
4.7.175521.3.1757
Cumberland (66) 1748-1760
British 66 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White, ADM 6/19/406
BWAS-1714
11.1.175614.1.1756Capture of Geriah 
4.6.1756 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
8.12.1756 Vice-Admiral of the BlueADM 6/18
17571759Appointed Commander-in-Chief — East IndiesE-WIKI
24.2.1757 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteADM 6/18
7.3.17571.4.1757Expedition against Chandernagore 
22.3.175723.3.1757
Tiger (60) 1747-1765
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1761 Renamed "Tiger Hulk"
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White,
W029
17581760
Yarmouth (64) 1745-1811
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red,
BWAS-1714
31.1.1758 Vice-Admiral of the RedADM 6/18
29.4.1758 Commanded the British squadron at the Battle of Cuddalore 
3.8.1758 Commanded the British Squadron at the Battle of Negapatam 
10.9.1759 Commanded the British Squadron at the Battle of Pondicherry 
26.1.176018.3.1768Elected a Member of Parliament for PlymouthHPO
10.2.1761 Admiral of the BlueADM 6/19
23.3.1761 Appointed Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
176220.10.1762
Namur (90) 1756-1804
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral,
BWAS-1714
6.6.176213.8.1762Commander-in-Chief at the Operations against Havana 
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
21.10.17621763
Namur (90) 1756-1804
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral, ADM 107/3/406
BWAS-1714
1763 Married Sophia (2 children)ODNB
2.8.1766 Pocock wrote to William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham "I take the liberty to ... express my surprise you should put such an indignity as I find your Lordship has, upon fifteen flag officers; I don’t mean to derogate from the merits of the worthy Admiral [Sir Charles Saunders] who is placed at the head of the Board of Admiralty for whom I have a great regard, but I apprehend it will occasion discontent and murmuring and may prove worse in its effects; for my own part, who have served the Crown upwards of forty-eight years, I can’t help thinking some notice might have been taken of me when a flag officer was in question to preside as chief in the naval department. And this unworthy treatment occasions me to take notice of it to your Lordship, who had formerly a pretty good opinion of the services I had rendered my King and country."HPO
11.9.1766 Resigned his flag in an audience with the KingHPO
17861790Appointed Master of Trinity HouseODNB


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