Robert Duff


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1721CSORN
First Known Service9.3.1738/39CSORN
FatherRobert Duffref:719
MotherAnne Innesref:719
WifeHelen Duff - Married 1764ODNB
CousinWilliam Duff, first Earl FifeODNB
Last Known Service26.9.1780CSORN
Date of Death6.6.1787TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
9.3.1738/39 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationODNB
9.4.1739 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/171ADM 6/16
4.12.1744 Commander ADM 6/16/397CSORN
4.12.174422.10.1746Terror (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/397BWAS-1714
1.5.1746 Action of 1746-05-01 
23.10.1746 Captain ADM 6/17/165CSORN
24.10.17464.8.1748Anglesea (44), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
21.3.1748/4918.7.1755Queenborough (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/450BWAS-1714
11.3.17555.3.1760Rochester (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/145BWAS-1714
5.6.175812.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo 
20.11.1759 Commanded the Independant Squadron at the Battle of Quiberon Bay 
5.3.17608.6.1762Foudroyant (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/143BWAS-1714
7.1.176210.2.1762Operations against Martinique 
27.2.1775 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Newfoundland ADM 6/21/76ADM 6/21
31.3.1775 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/83CSORN
4.17754.1776Romney (50), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
7.12.1775 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/155ADM 6/21
16.9.1777 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/21/315ADM 6/21
16.9.17771779Panther (60), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
29.1.1778 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/360CSORN
26.9.1780 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/22/175CSORN


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