William Kempthorne


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service19.2.1800CSORN
Last Known Service1817CSORN
Date of Death1835NL1835-6

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
19.2.1800 LieutenantCSORN
3.4.1811 CommanderCSORN
11.181311.1815Harlequin (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
7.181616.9.1816Beelzebub (10), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
27.8.1816 Bombardment of Algiers 
16.9.1816 CaptainNL1835-3
16.9.18161817Beelzebub (10), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 31st of January 2014 07:36

Kempthorne was dismissed the service at the court-martial in 1801 for treating Captain Spicer of the Renard of contempt and insolence. Reinstated after a protracted campaign by Pellew


Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 23rd of January 2014 23:07

Father William Kempthorne cap of packet Antelope taken by French [died in captivity in France]son William taken as Midshipman in Indefatigable by Edward Pellew 1795, court martial 1801, takes command of Beelzebub bomb boat for Algiers attack 1816 made post of Queen Charlotte 1 Sept 1816

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