Richard Haddock


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service25.10.1740CSORN
Last Known Service15.8.1748CSORN
Date of Death13.6.1749CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
25.10.1740 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/413CSORN
25.10.17404.11.1740Salamander (6), Lieutenant ADM 6/16/413
Commission confirmed 27.4.1741
ADM 6/15
5.11.174024.11.1741Dragon (60), Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/17/109
Commission confirmed 31.5.1746
ADM 6/18
24.7.1741 Action of 1741-07-24 
25.11.174126.1.1741/42Marlborough (90), Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/17/109
Commission confirmed 31.5.1746
ADM 6/18
27.2.1741/4231.5.1742Marlborough (90), Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/17/109
Commission confirmed 31.5.1746
ADM 6/18
7.4.174229.3.1744Marlborough (90), Fifth Lieutenant ADM 6/17/109
Commission confirmed 31.5.1746
ADM 6/18
1.6.17427.9.1742Marlborough (90), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/17/109
Commission confirmed 31.5.1746
ADM 6/18
8.9.17424.10.1742Lennox (70), Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/17/109
Commission confirmed 31.5.1746
ADM 6/18
5.10.174212.1.1744/45Romney (50), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/17/109
Commission confirmed 31.5.1746
ADM 6/18
10.2.1742/4311.2.1742/43Battle of Toulon 
30.3.1744 Commander ADM 6/16/283ADM 6/16
30.3.17446.11.1744Wolf (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/283BWAS-1714
7.11.1744 Captain ADM 6/16/380CSORN
7.11.174419.2.1744/45Squirrel (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/380ADM 6/16
20.2.1744/4513.3.1745/46Pearl (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/445BWAS-1714
14.3.1745/4615.8.1748Advice (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/72BWAS-1714
29.11.174813.6.1749Cumberland (66), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/414ADM 6/17


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Albert Parker on Friday 21st of August 2020 02:24

This might be too late for "Colorado Ocean," but regardless. . .
It seems to me unlikely that this Richard Haddock was as young as 30 when he got his lieutenant's commission in 1740. That would have made him only 39 when he died in 1749. That's possible on a tropical station--West Indies, coast of Africa, East Indies--but in 1748-50 Cumberland, a former 80 razeed to a 66, was a guardship with a crew of 140, at Sheerness and then Chatham (BWAS, p. 32, which says that he died on 6.1.1750, presumably still as captain of Cumberland). Since he got his lieutenant's commission within a year of the beginning of the War of Jenkins's Ear, there is a good possibility that he was one of the unfortunate men who entered the navy during the long peace between the big fleets of the War of the Quadruple Alliance and British expeditions to the Baltic during the Great Northern War, i.e., after 1720, and then found his first commission blocked by the surplus of existing lieutenants and the filling of the few vacancies by midshipmen with stronger interest. The big wartime expansion took a while to peak, but by the fall of 1740 most serviceable ships were in commission, the navy needed qualified officers, and many of the senior men in each rank were by then too old and sick to go to sea. This Richard Haddock could well have been in his 40s by the time he finally obtained the commission that he might have qualified for a decade or more earlier.


Posted by Cy on Saturday 28th of July 2018 07:52

Ofiicially you had to be at least 20, with a minimum of 6 years service, to take the exam. Between 20 & 25 seems to be the norm, but there is then often a delay of years, especially during peace times, before actually receiving a commission.
If I had to guess this Richard is probably between 20 & 30 in 1740.


Posted by Colorado Ocean on Friday 27th of July 2018 23:50

I see, thank you. At about what age would most sailors have received their Lieutenant passing certificates?

(There were at least 33 Richards in this family, which makes tracing them a mind bender.)


Posted by Cy on Friday 27th of July 2018 19:55

Sorry, this Richard Haddock is not related, as far as I know, to the admiral. Just a coincidence of name. If we knew more it would be shown here.
The link is correct, the only only available digital version of the commissioned sea officers is on ancestry.com, other than here of course. I transcribed every entry for you.


Posted by Colorado Ocean on Friday 27th of July 2018 18:10

How was this Capt. Richard related to Admiral Sir Richard Haddock (1629-1714/15)? This is not his son Richard, who became Comptroller of the Navy after Sir Richard died. Who were this Richard's (d. 1749) parents?

Also, there's a problem with the link to the CSORN website on this and other pages--it directs to Ancestry.com.

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