Sir Francis Laforey (2nd Baronet Laforey)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth31.12.1767 - Virginia ODNB
First Known Service26.8.1789CSORN
FatherSir John Laforey (1st Baronet Laforey) (1729-1796)SNForum
MotherEleanor FarleyODNB
Last Known Service4.6.1814CSORN
Date of Death1835NL1835-6

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
26.8.1789 Lieutenant ADM 6/23/542CSORN
6.6.1791 Commander ADM 6/24/124ADM 6/24
6.6.17915.6.1793Fairy (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/124BWAS-1714
5.6.1793 Captain ADM 6/24/244CSORN
5.6.1793 Champion (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/244ADM 6/24
5.8.17931795Carysfort (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/259BWAS-1714
29.5.1794 Carysfort vs Castor 
5.17957.1795Aimable (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
12.17953.1796Beaulieu (40), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
3.17963.1797Scipio (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
23.4.17962.5.1796Capture of Demerara, Essequibo and Berbice 
14.6.1796 Succeeded as 2nd Baronet LaforeyODNB
4.17974.1801Hydra (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.180412.1809Spartiate (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
21.10.1805 Battle of Trafalgar 
30.5.1808 Commanded the British vessels at the Action of 30th May 1808 
24.6.180926.6.1809Operations in the Bay of Naples 
31.7.1810 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
9.18105.1812Dragon (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
12.8.1812 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
6.1814 Vestal (16), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
4.6.1814 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
2.1.1815 Created 1st Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the BathTKE1


ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
SNForumSailing Navies (Forum) Web Site
NL1835-6The Navy List 1835 - JuneThe AdmiraltyDigital Book
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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