John Laugharne

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service25.6.1776CSORN
Last Known Service31.7.1816CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
25.6.1776 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/266CSORN
1.12.1787 Commander ADM 6/23/440CSORN
1.12.178726.8.1789Childers (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/440ADM 6/23
28.9.179022.11.1790Pluto (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/71ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 Captain ADM 6/24/88CSORN
22.11.1790 Active (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/24
5.18067.1806Iris (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
6.18061.1809Isis (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
180710.1807Intrepid (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1.8.1811 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
18121815Trident (64), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
12.8.1812 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
18149.1814Swiftsure (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueNAO
4.6.1814 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
31.7.1816 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site

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Posted by Cy on Thursday 18th of May 2017 17:54

Throughout threedecks dates can be truncated. See the definitions link for the uses. But in this case he was on board the Swiftsure from sometime in 1814 until sometime in September 1814. We have not yet found specific dates for the start and end of the commission.

With your addiitonal information we can assume that the latest he went on board was July, but that is not sufficiently precise to amend the data.

Posted by TI on Thursday 18th of May 2017 13:52

I have a letter from one of my ancestors who was impressed and served on the Swiftsure. He notes arriving at Spithead Aug 25th 1814, having sailed five weeks from Malta, bearing on board Vice Admiral Laughaurne's flag, Blue at the fore... which would be a least a month or two earlier than the Event history shown on this web page (ie July 1814)

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