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 Commander ADM 6/23/152CSORN
5.4.17831784Germaine (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/152
Issued by Hugh Pigot (1722-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 13.10.1783
ADM 6/23
17.4.178616.6.1789Otter (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/327BWAS-1714
22.11.1790 Captain ADM 6/24/88CSORN
22.11.1790 Ariadne (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/24
27.1.17941798Thisbe (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/8BWAS-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
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

Previous comments on this page

Posted by J.B. Jones on Monday 6th of May 2019 15:32

Ref. Charnock on Sunday 25th of February 2018 17:33

"Thomas Oakes Hardy" - No, John Oakes Hardy.

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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