Sir Charles Henry Knowles (2nd Baronet)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth24.8.1754 - Jamaica TRN3
First Known Service28.5.1776TRN3
FatherSir Charles Knowles (1st Baronet Knowles) (1704-1777)ODNB
MotherMaria-Magdalena Theresa de BougetODNB
Brother Edward Knowles (c.1742-1761)HCA26
Last Known Service19.7.1821TRN3
Date of Death28.11.1831TRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
12.10.1748 Commanded the The British Line at the Battle of Havana 
28.5.1776 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/203CSORN
9.12.1777 Succeeded as 2nd BaronetE-WIKI
26.1.1780 Commander ADM 6/22/143ADM 6/22
26.1.178028.1.1780Minorca (20), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/143
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Confirmed 19.6.1780
ADM 6/22
2.2.1780 Captain ADM 6/22/143CSORN
2.2.178023.12.1782Porcupine (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/143BWAS-1714
31.7.1781 Action of 1781-07-31 
23.12.1782 Brilliant (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/559ADM 6/22
17835.1783San Miguel (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
16.3.179330.7.1794Daedalus (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/221BWAS-1714
30.7.17948.1796Edgar (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/69BWAS-1714
17963.1797Goliath (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
14.2.1797 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent 
3.17976.1797Britannia (100), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
14.2.1799 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1.1.1801 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
23.4.1804 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
9.11.1805 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
31.7.1810 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
12.8.1812 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
16.5.1820 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1
19.7.1821 Admiral of the RedTRN3

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Posted by Bob Brooks on Thursday 31st of December 2015 22:25

Sir Charles Henry Knowles, Bart., was promoted by Adm. Sir Geo. B. Rodney as (1) Commander, Minorca, Sloop, on 26 Jan 1780, and (2) Captain, Porcupine, 6th/24, on 02 Feb 1780; both commissions confirmed by Admiralty on 19 June 1780 [ADM 6/22, p.143]

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