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William Brereton


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1728 - Winchester, Hampshireref:676
First Known Service29.12.1745ref:676
Last Known Service1786ref:676
Date of Death1800 - Wykeham, Hampshireref:676

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
19.6.1752 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/238RNLPC
17544.7.1755
Kent (64) 1746-1757
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman,
ref:676
4.7.1755 LieutenantCSORN
25.3.1758 CaptainBWAS-1714
25.3.175829.3.1758
Queenborough (24) 1747-1761
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/347
BWAS-1714
29.3.17587.6.1758
Cumberland (66) 1748-1760
British 66 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Acting Captain, and Commanding Officer
ref:1011
29.4.1758 Battle of Cuddalore 
22.6.1758 Court Martial : Court Martial India ref:1011
7.7.17583.3.1759
Salisbury (50) 1746-1761
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/347
BWAS-1714
3.8.1758 Battle of Negapatam 
3.3.175910.9.1760
Tiger (60) 1747-1765
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1761 Renamed "Tiger Hulk"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/376
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies
Confirmed 5.1.1762
BWAS-1714
10.9.1759 Battle of Pondicherry 
10.9.176016.1.1765
Falmouth (50) 1752-1765
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/109
Issued by
Charles SteevensBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1729
, East Indies
Confirmed 28.2.1766
BWAS-1714
24.9.17626.10.1762Battle of Manilla 
10.17621765Appointed Governor of Manilaref:676
9.1.177027.5.1771
Rippon (60) 1758-1808
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/267
BWAS-1714
26.10.177326.10.1776
Centaur (74) 1759-1782
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/524
BWAS-1714
16.4.177829.10.1778
Duke (90) 1777-1843
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/390
BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
1.1.177931.12.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.  ADM 104
1786 Superannuated Captainref:676


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