Robert Hughes


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1716 - Deptford CSORN
First Known Service1720CSORN
FatherRichard Hughes (1670-1756)
WifeSarahref:1002
Last Known Service20.4.1774CSORN
Date of Death19.1.1774CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1720 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
14.7.1738 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/240CSORN
8.5.174030.6.1740Prince Frederick (70), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/15/289ADM 6/15
14.7.1744 Commander ADM 6/16/338CSORN
14.7.174417.7.1744Jamaica (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/338ADM 6/16
18.7.17442.4.1745Shark (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/342ADM 6/16
2.4.1745 Captain ADM 6/17/197CSORN
2.4.174526.2.1746/47Kingston (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/197
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 5.2.1746/47
ADM 6/17
8.2.1747/485.5.1748Tilbury (58), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/320ADM 6/17
5.5.174816.2.1748/49Captain (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/438
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 3.2.1748/49
ADM 6/17
24.1.17549.4.1756Port Mahon (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/88BWAS-1714
9.4.175630.6.1756Augusta (60), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
30.6.175629.9.1758Berwick (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/287BWAS-1714
5.4.1757 Action of 5th April 1757 
28.2.1758 Osborne's Action 
29.9.175815.11.1759Norfolk (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/540BWAS-1714
16.1.175919.1.1759Attack on Martinique 
20.1.17591.5.1759Capture of Guadeloupe 
5.12.176312.12.1763Rippon (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/553ADM 6/19
12.12.176312.12.1766Dorsetshire (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/554BWAS-1714
21.3.17692.4.1770Dragon (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/233BWAS-1714
28.3.177025.10.1770Centaur (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/274ADM 6/20
24.10.1770 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/20/305CSORN
20.4.1774 His widow was awarded a pension of £200paref:1002

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
ref:1002Parliamentary Papers: 1780-1849, Volume 17 Document
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive

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