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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
25.10.17404.11.1740
Salamander (6) 1730-1744
British 6 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
, Lieutenant ADM 6/16/413
Confirmed 27.4.1741
ADM 6/15
5.11.174024.11.1741
Dragon (60) 1736-1757
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/17/109
Confirmed 31.5.1746
ADM 6/18
24.7.1741 Action of 1741-07-24 
25.11.174126.1.1741/42
Marlborough (90) 1732-1752
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/17/109
Confirmed 31.5.1746
ADM 6/18
27.2.1741/4231.5.1742
Marlborough (90) 1732-1752
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Acting Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/17/109
Confirmed 31.5.1746
ADM 6/18
7.4.174229.3.1744
Marlborough (90) 1732-1752
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Fifth Lieutenant ADM 6/17/109
Confirmed 31.5.1746
ADM 6/18
1.6.17427.9.1742
Marlborough (90) 1732-1752
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lieutenant ADM 6/17/109
Confirmed 31.5.1746
ADM 6/18
8.9.17424.10.1742
Lennox (70) 1723-1756
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/17/109
Confirmed 31.5.1746
ADM 6/18
5.10.174212.1.1744/45
Romney (50) 1726-1757
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Second Lieutenant ADM 6/17/109
Confirmed 31.5.1746
ADM 6/18
10.2.1743/4411.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon 
30.3.1744 Commander ADM 6/16/283ADM 6/16
30.3.17446.11.1744
Wolf (14) 1742-1745
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/283
BWAS-1714
7.11.1744 Captain ADM 6/16/380CSORN
7.11.174419.2.1744/45
Squirrel (20) 1727-1749
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/380
ADM 6/16
20.2.1744/4513.3.1745/46
Pearl (44) 1744-1759
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/445
BWAS-1714
14.3.1745/4615.8.1748
Advice (50) 1746-1756
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/72
BWAS-1714
29.11.174813.6.1749
Cumberland (66) 1748-1760
British 66 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/414
ADM 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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