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Christopher Basset

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1724ADM 107/4
First Known Service2.6.1740CSORN
Last Known Service8.4.1761CSORN
Date of Death18.5.1765CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1745 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 6/86/137RNLPC
21.11.1745 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/29RNLPC
22.11.1745 LieutenantCSORN
26.6.1756 CommanderADM 6/18
Fortune (14) 1746-1770
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/350
Issued by
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 1.2.1757
ADM 6/18
23.3.1757 CaptainCSORN
Seahorse (24) 1748-1784
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/372
ADM 6/18
Rainbow (44) 1747-1802
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/387
Ambuscade (40) 1746-1762
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/302
Issued by
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1726-1759
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 25.3.1761

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Posted by Cy on Sunday 27th of June 2021 08:38

See "Royal Navy Officers of the Seven Years War" for Chistopher Bassets full career, including pre-commission postings. You are correct though, commissioned as 2nd lieutenant of the Ramillies on 7th Oct. 1755.

Posted by J N Davies on Saturday 26th of June 2021 21:08

Christopher Bassett was 2nd lieutenant on the Ramillies having being transferred to her on 7th October 1755

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