William Knight

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1717CSORN
Last Known Service16.7.1741CSORN
Date of Death20.10.1744 - Jamaica BWAS-1714
Cause of DeathShipwreckCSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1717 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/53RNLPC
25.1.1725/26 Lieutenant ADM 6/12/96CSORN
25.1.1725/2631.5.1727Hampton Court (70), Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/13
1.6.172716.10.1727Hampton Court (70), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/13/148
Commission confirmed 8.8.1727
ADM 6/13
17.10.17273.2.1730/31Pearl (40), First Lieutenant ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/13
19.5.173123.1.1731/32Norfolk (80), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/14
24.1.1731/3213.4.1733Rupert (60), First Lieutenant ADM 6/14/99ADM 6/14
14.4.173311.5.1734Kingston (60), Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/14/222
Commission confirmed 18.9.1735
ADM 6/14
12.5.1734 Captain ADM 6/14/219CSORN
12.5.173423.8.1735Deal Castle (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/219
Commission confirmed 26.8.1735
13.1.1737/3829.12.1740Torrington (40), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/94BWAS-1714
30.12.17405.5.1741Norwich (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/415
Commission confirmed 9.5.1741
2.7.174116.7.1741Fowey (40), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/432ADM 6/15
17.7.174120.10.1744Saint Albans (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/437BWAS-1714
6.1744 Bombardment of Porto Bello 


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive

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Posted by Brian on Sunday 17th of January 2016 18:58

Promotions 1734: NAVAL - Lieut. Knight, of his Majesty's ship the Pearl, made Captain of the Deal Castle.

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