Samuel Graves

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1762CSORN
FatherReverend John Graves (1709-1770)RNB1823
MotherJane Hudson (d.1788)RNB1823
UncleSamuel Graves (1713-1787)ref:950
BrotherJohn Graves (c.1741-1811)RNB1823
BrotherSir Thomas Graves (1747-1814)RNB1823
BrotherRichard Graves (1758-1836)RNB1823
Last Known Service7.1803CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1762 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
7.4.1772 Lieutenant ADM 6/20/506BWAS-1714
15.11.1775 Commander ADM 6/21/136BWAS-1714
15.11.177515.9.1777Viper (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/136BWAS-1714
15.9.1777 Captain ADM 6/21/312BWAS-1714
15.9.177724.10.1777Deal Castle (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/312ADM 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.ADM104
17.12.177910.5.1781Danae (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/66BWAS-1714
11.12.17815.6.1784Sceptre (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/381BWAS-1714
3.9.1782 Battle of Trincomalee 
20.6.1783 2nd Battle of Cuddalore 
16.3.1795 Superannuated Rear-Admiral ADM 6/25/147ADM 6/25
5.18037.1803Impetueux (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
ref:950Geni Family History
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ref:1002Parliamentary Papers: 1780-1849, Volume 17 Document
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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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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