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Henry Harvey


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth7.1737 - Elmton, KentODNB
First Known Service5.1751ODNB
FatherRichard Harvey of Eastry, KentODNB
MotherElizabeth NicholsODNB
Father-in-LawWilliam Boys (1700-1774)ODNB
WifeElizabeth Boys (1740 - 1823)ODNB
SonRichard HarveyODNB
SonHenry HarveyODNB
BrotherJohn Harvey (1740-1794)ODNB
Last Known Service9.11.1805ODNB
Date of Death28.12.1810 - Walmer, KentODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
5.1751 Entered the NavyODNB
23.4.175610.3.1757Devonshire (66), Midshipman ADM 107/4/414ADM 107/4
8.3.1757 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/414RNLPC
10.3.1757 Lieutenant ADM 3/18/369CSORN
10.3.175718.3.1758Hampshire (50), Third Lieutenant ADM 3/18/369ODNB
23.3.176223.5.1762Hussar (28), First LieutenantODNB
7.4.17637.4.1767Mermaid (28), First Lieutenant ADM 6/19/479ODNB
19.11.17647.11.1767Magdalen (6), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerODNB
8.1768 Appointed to command the revenue cutter Swift in the channel and North SeaODNB
18.8.176927.4.1771Swift (4), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
4.1771 Placed on Half-PayODNB
15.10.1773 Commander ADM 6/20/522CSORN
15.10.177321.1.1775Racehorse (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/522ADM 6/20
31.1.17769.5.1777Martin (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/153ODNB
9.5.1777 Captain ADM 6/21/334CSORN
9.5.177717.12.1778Squirrel (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/334
Issued by John Montagu (1719-1795), Newfoundland
Commission confirmed 7.11.1777
ODNB
17.12.177813.9.1782Convert (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/488ODNB
13.5.1779 Action in Cancale Bay 
8.1.1780 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
25.1.178226.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts 
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
4.12.178215.4.1783Cleopatra (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/550BWAS-1714
9.3.178616.1.1789Rose (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/319ADM 6/23
24.6.179015.10.1790Alfred (74), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 29.6.1790 ADM 6/24/44BWAS-1714
15.10.179017.9.1791Colossus (74), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 21.10.1790 ADM 6/24/78BWAS-1714
6.2.17934.7.1794Ramillies (74), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 11.2.1793 ADM 6/24/204BWAS-1714
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
4.7.1794 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/55CSORN
4.7.1794 Took command of a small squadron in the North SeaODNB
6.8.1794 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North Sea ADM 6/25/72

Coasts of Zealand, Holland, the other United Provinces and in the North Sea.

ADM 6/25
1.17951.6.1795Prince of Wales (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueODNB
1.6.1795 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/179CSORN
1.6.17952.1799Prince of Wales (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedODNB
23.6.1795 Action of Ile Groix 
4.1796 Appointed commander-in-chief in the Leeward IslandsODNB
13.4.17961799Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/25/269ADM 6/25
16.2.179717.2.1797Capture of Trinidad 
14.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
18001802Royal Sovereign (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteODNB
8.1.1800 Appointed Companion of the Knight Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
1.1.1801 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
23.4.1804 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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