William Knell

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service21.8.1778CSORN
Last Known Service25.9.1783CSORN
Date of Death3.9.1798CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
21.8.1778 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/445CSORN
16.3.1779 Commander ADM 6/21/524CSORN
16.3.177922.11.1779Rattlesnake (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/524ADM 6/21
6.1779 Kite (10), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
22.11.1779 Captain ADM 6/22/73CSORN
22.11.177928.3.1781Santa Margarita (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/73
Issued by George Johnston (1730-1787), Portugal
Confirmed 31.12.1779
ADM 6/22
17.12.178127.5.1783Emerald (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/386BWAS-1714
27.5.1783 Chatham (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/169
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Confirmed 3.12.1783
ADM 6/23

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Posted by Bob Brooks on Tuesday 13th of August 2013 14:44

His commission on 16 Mar 1779 was Commander, HM Rattlesnake, Sloop [cutter-rigged] (ADM 6/21, p.524). His commission as Captain, Santa Margarita, 22 Nov 1779 was by Commodore Gideon Johnstone following the taking of the Spanish frigate Santa Margarita, 28 guns (26 x 12pdr + 2 x 6pdr), off Lisbon (ADM 6/22, p.73). The prize Santa Margarita paid off on 16 May 1780 (ADM 34/487) and was repaired. coppered, refitted & rearmed as a 5th rate, 36 guns (26 x 12pdr + 10 x 6pdr + 8 x 18pdr carronades) and re-commissioned 05 Apr 1781 under command of Captain Elliot Salter (ADM 34/514).

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