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Samuel Graves


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1762CSORN
FatherReverend John Graves (1709-1770)RNB1823
MotherJane Hudson (d.1788)RNB1823
Uncle
Samuel GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1783
ref:950
Brother
John GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1805
RNB1823
Brother
Sir Thomas GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1812
RNB1823
Brother
Richard GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1804
RNB1823
Last Known Service7.1803CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1762 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/6/33RNLPC
7.4.1772 LieutenantBWAS-1714
15.11.1775 CommanderBWAS-1714
15.11.177515.9.1777
Viper (10) 1756-1779
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/136
BWAS-1714
15.9.1777 CaptainBWAS-1714
15.9.177724.10.1777
Deal Castle (20) 1756-1780
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/312
ADM 6/21
18.2.1779 "Captain Samuel Graves, late commander of the Viper sloop, who on his return from commanding His Majesty's ships and vessels employed in the reduction of Ticonderago, in the year 1777, had the misfortune to be Wounded by a musket ball, which occasioned the loss of his arm" Awarded a pension of £200 pa.ref:1002
1.7.177917.12.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM 104
17.12.177910.5.1781
Danae (32) 1779-1797
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/66
BWAS-1714
11.12.17815.6.1784
Sceptre (64) 1781-1799
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/381
BWAS-1714
3.9.1782 Battle of Trincomalee 
20.6.1783 2nd Battle of Cuddalore 
16.3.1795 Superannuated Rear-AdmiralADM 6/25
5.18037.1803
Impetueux (74) 1794-1813
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1795 Renamed "Impetueux"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793


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Posted by Gerard S. Molyneux on Thursday 25th of March 2021 18:15

Rear Admiral Samuel Graves was my gt x 3 grandfather, my great grandfather Lt.Col F.L. Graves R.A., who was his grandson said that he was fired upon while caring a flag of truce at Fort Ticonderoga and lost his arm. Another source said that he was shot in the arm aboard the 12 gun Carleton at the Battle of Valcour Island on Lake Champlain in 1776.


Posted by Gerard S. Molyneux on Thursday 25th of March 2021 18:02

Rear Admiral Samuel Graves was my gt x 3 grandfather, my great grandfather Lt.Col F.L. Graves R.A., who was his grandson said that he was fired upon while caring a flag of truce at Fort Ticonderoga and lost his arm. Another source said that he was shot in the arm aboard the 12 gun Carleton at the Battle of Valcour Island on Lake Champlain in 1776.


Posted by Bob Brooks on Saturday 4th of May 2013 02:34

Commander Samuel Graves was serving as Senior Naval Officer of the N.Y. Lakes squadron on 15 Sep 1777 when Admiralty promoted him Captain, HMS Deal Castle, 6th/20, re-commissioned that date at Portsmouth (ADM 6/21, p.312). About the 1st of Oct 1777 Graves had his left arm shot off by a drunken soldier (CO 42/37, pp. 266-67) and following the surrender of Burgoyne's army and some recovery time, returned to England. On 24 Oct 1777 William Parker was commissioned by Admiralty to command Deal Castle (ADM 6/21, p.327).

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