Sir Francis Laforey (2nd Baronet Laforey)


NationalityBritish 
RolesSailor 
Date of Birth1767/12/31 - Virginia ODNB
First Known Service1789/08/26CSORN
FatherSir John Laforey (1st Baronet Laforey)SNForum
MotherEleanor FarleyODNB
Last Known Service1814/06/04CSORN
Date of Death1835NL1835-6

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1789/08/26 LieutenantCSORN
1790/11/22 CommanderCSORN
1791/061792Fairy (14), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1793/06/05 CaptainCSORN
1793/081795Carysfort (28), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1794/05/29 Carysfort vs Castor 
1795/051795/07Aimable (32), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1795/121796/03Beaulieu (40), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1796/031797/03Scipio (64), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1796/04/231796/05/02Capture of Demerara, Essequibo and Berbice 
1796/06/14 Succeeded as 2nd Baronet LaforeyODNB
1797/041801/04Hydra (38), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1804/031809/12Spartiate (74), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1805/10/21 Battle of Trafalgar 
1808/05/30 Commanded the British vessels at the Action of 30th May 1808 
1809/06/241809/06/26Operations in the Bay of Naples 
1810/07/31 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1810/091812/05Dragon (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
1812/08/12 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1814/06 Vestal (28), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
1814/06/04 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
1815/01/02 Created 1st Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the BathTKE1

Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
SNForum Sailing Navies (Forum) Web Site
NL1835-6 The Navy List 1835 - JuneThe AdmiraltyDigital Book
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TKE1 The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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