John Oakes Hardy

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service10.5.1777CSORN
Last Known Service9.1806CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
10.5.1777 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/301CSORN
4.177812.6.1779Pelican, Lieutenant and Commanding Officerref:632
5.4.1783 CommanderCSORN
5.17866.1794Otter (14), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
22.11.1790 CaptainCSORN
17941798Thisbe (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
12.179812.1799Assistance (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17991801Dictator (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
12.179910.1801Saint Albans (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.18024.1803Achille (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.180311.1803Courageux (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
21.6.18031.7.1803Capture of St. Lucia and Tobago 
6.18059.1806Zealous (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
9.1806 DismissedCSORN
24.6.1807 Reinstated with senority of this dateCSORN


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ref:632Naval Documents of the American Revolution Vol XII Digital Book
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by Frank Davies on Wednesday 29th of August 2018 09:22

Hi - Re comment by Charnock 25/02/2018 - can you please provide source of Zealous going to Tetuan, best I can find is sent to Gibraltar. FYI - my 4th gt grandfather was a Royal Marine aboard Zealous.

Posted by Cy on Sunday 25th of February 2018 19:55

You are quite correct. It was because his command of the Achille, which was at Trafagar, had been entered with an end date of 1805.

Posted by Charnock on Sunday 25th of February 2018 17:33

Thomas Oakes Hardy was not at the Battle of Trafalgar; his ship, the Zealous was one of five sent on October 2nd by Nelson to Tetuan to provision, and on into the Mediterranean to escort a convoy. They only returned to the fleet off Cadiz a week after the battle.

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