Thomas Allen

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1733ref:1056
First Known Service1753CSORN
Last Known Service8.1780CSORN
Date of Death23.1.1781ref:1038

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
17531756Service as a merchant seamanref:1056
7.3.1759 Passed the Lieutenant's Examinationref:1056
23.3.1759 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/48CSORN
5.17641772Gaspe (6), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
13.11.1778 CommanderCSORN
13.11.17786.1780Infernal (8), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
7.6.1780 CaptainCSORN
7.6.17808.1780Britannia (100), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714

Notes on Officer


Inscription in the cloisters of Chichester Cathedral, Sussex, EnglandIn Memory of

Captn. Thomas Allen late Commander of his Majesty's Ship Britannia, on whose brave & benevolent Spirit on the 23rd Jany 1781 in the 55th Year of his age, The Curtain of this World's Stage untimely dropt.


ref:1056ADM 107/5 1757-1762 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
ref:1038Individual's Memorial Document
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by John M. Hawkins on Tuesday 12th of June 2018 16:21

The age on Thomas Allen's memorial in Chichester Cathedral is clearly 53, not 55.

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