Sir John Wells


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service22.7.1779CSORN
Last Known Service19.7.1821CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
22.7.1779 Lieutenant ADM 6/22/78CSORN
22.7.17796.8.1779Placentia, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/78
Issued by Richard Edwards (1715-1795), Newfoundland
Commission confirmed 13.1.1780
ADM 6/22
1.6.1782 Commander ADM 6/22/509CSORN
1.6.178228.8.1782Volcano (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/509
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 27.8.1782
ADM 6/22
28.8.17822.9.1782Nymph (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/510ADM 6/22
2.9.17827.1.1783Raven (18), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/511BWAS-1714
1.3.1783 Captain ADM 6/23/106CSORN
1.3.17837.5.1783Concorde (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/106
Commission confirmed 7.8.1783
ADM 6/23
7.5.17831.11.1783Boreas (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/184
Issued by Hugh Pigot (1722-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 5.1.1784
ADM 6/23
4.11.178324.3.1784Boreas (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/159BWAS-1714
2.17971799Lancaster (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
11.10.1797 Battle of Camperdown 
9.11.1805 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
28.4.1808 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
31.7.1810 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
12.8.1812 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
4.6.1814 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
20.5.1820 Created 1st Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the BathTKE1
19.7.1821 Admiral of the BlueNL1835-3
6.10.1834 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
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
NL1835-3The Navy List 1835 - MarchThe AdmiraltyDigital Book

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