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George James Shirley


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service20.11.1790CSORN
Last Known Service2.6.1825CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
20.11.1790 LieutenantCSORN
22.11.179031.3.1791
Conqueror (74) 1773-1794
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lieutenant, ADM 6/24/92
ADM 6/24
1.4.179126.9.1791
Thorn (16) 1782-1816
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Second Lieutenant, ADM 6/24/115
ADM 6/24
27.9.1791 
Spitfire (16) 1782-1825
British 16 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Second Lieutenant, ADM 6/24/137
ADM 6/24
11.9.1797 CommanderCSORN
11.9.179726.4.1798
Megaera (8) 1783-1817
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Commander, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
26.4.1798 CaptainCSORN
26.4.17987.1798
Mars (74) 1794-1823
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
2.6.1825 Superannuated Rear-AdmiralNL1835-3


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Posted by Robert Boon on Sunday 8th of January 2017 12:37

Son of Captain James Shirley, who obtained post rank on the 16th Feb. 1772, and perished in command of the Vestal frigate (together with all his officers and crew) on the banks of Newfoundland, in 1777; and grandson of Captain James Shirley, (seniority April 27th, 1762), who died in command of the Dolphin 20, on the East India station, in 1774.

Royal Naval Biography : Or, Memoirs of the Services of All the Flag-officers.. [1833]

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