Sir Thomas Baker


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1771 - Kent CSORN
First Known Service23.8.1781CSORN
BrotherJohn Baker (1770-1845)NBD1849
Last Known Service10.1.1837CSORN
Date of Death26.1.1845 - Walmer, Kent

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
23.8.178126.6.1782Dromedary (30), Midshipmanref:616
27.10.178221.1.1783Kite (10), Midshipmanref:616
21.1.178315.3.1783Carnatic (74), Midshipmanref:616
15.3.17835.10.1785Hermione (32), Midshipmanref:616
1786 Started two years service in the East India Companyref:616
21.3.178822.7.1790Dido (28), Midshipmanref:616
21.7.17909.1790Brisk (16), Midshipmanref:616
18.5.179124.9.1791Royal Sovereign (100), Midshipmanref:616
24.9.179110.1791Dictator (64), Midshipmanref:616
10.17912.1792Winchelsea (32), Midshipmanref:616
8.179212.10.1792Minerva (38), Midshipmanref:616
13.10.1792 LieutenantCSORN
13.10.179217.10.1792Minerva (38), Lieutenantref:616
17.10.179221.12.1793Swan (8), Lieutenantref:616
21.12.179320.5.1794Lion (10), Lieutenant and Commanding Officerref:616
20.5.179411.11.1794Valiant (11), Lieutenant and Commanding Officerref:616
11.11.179424.11.1795Fairy (14), Lieutenant and Commanding Officerref:616
24.11.1795 CommanderCSORN
24.11.17952.1796Ferret (14), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
24.11.179513.6.1797Fairy (14), Commander and Commanding Officerref:616
6.17979.1797Princess Royal (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
13.6.1797 CaptainCSORN
1.17991800Nemesis (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1.18016.1801Phoebe (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.180312.1805Phoenix (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
10.8.1805 Phoenix vs Didon 
11.18051807Didon (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.11.1805 Battle of Cape Ortegal 
18061807Tribune (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
26.8.1806 Chase of the Vétéran 
5.18081.1809Vanguard (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
10.18101811Africa (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
22.11.18112.8.1815Cumberland (74), Captain and Commanding Officerref:616
4.6.1815 Appointed Companion of the Companion of the Order of the Bathref:616
19.7.1821 Rear-Admiralref:616
8.6.1831 Created 1st Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the BathTKE1
10.1.1837 Vice-Admiralref:616
18391843Appointed Commander-in-Chief — South Americaref:616

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 20th of August 2012 23:23

Sir Thomas Baker was captain of the Nemesis on 25th July 1800 at the Freya incident re Wiki and private notes

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