British Baltic Fleet 1721


Fleet CommanderSir John Norris (1670-1749)TRN3
Fleet Formed13.4.1721TRN3
Fleet Disbanded20.10.1721TRN3

Introduction

In 1721, Sir John was employed in the same way, his mission being, however, not only to protect Sweden, but also to lend moral support to the mediatory efforts of the British minister at Stockholm. He sailed from the Nore on April 13th with a fleet of twenty-one ships of the line, two fireships, three bombs, and two tenders, and with Rear-Admiral Francis Hosier (W.), and Rear-Admiral Edward Hopsonn (B.), in command under him. His appearance in the Baltic undoubtedly favoured the conclusion of peace between the belligerents : and on September 10th hostilities between Sweden and Russia were formally terminated by the Treaty of Nystadt. Sir John dropped anchor at the Nore on October 20th.



ShipJoinedLeftCommanderNotes
Sandwich (90) 17211721 William Faulknor (d.1724/25)Fleet disbanded
Defiance (60) 17211721 Charles Hardy (c.1680-1744), Arthur Field (d.1726)Fleet disbanded
Kingston (60) 17211721 Nicholas Eaton (d.c.1729)Fleet disbanded
Nottingham (60) 17211721 Richard Hughes (1670-1756), The Hon. George Clinton (1686-1761)Fleet disbanded
Guernsey (50) 17211721 William Houlding (c.1672-1731)Fleet disbanded
Worcester (54) 17211721 Francis Blake Delavall (d.1752), Robert Man (c.1675-1745)Fleet disbanded
Dartmouth (54) 17211721 William Smith (c.1674-1756)Fleet disbanded
Falmouth (54) 17211721 Caleb Wade (d.1732)Fleet disbanded
Panther (54) 17211721 Samuel Atkins (d.1765)Fleet disbanded
Gloucester (54) 17211721 Edward Holland (d.1735/36)Fleet disbanded
Warwick (54) 17211721 Thomas Williams (1671-?)Fleet disbanded
York (60) 17211721 William Ellford (d.1723), Henry Medley (d.1747)Fleet disbanded
Medway (60) 17211721 Robert Trevor (d.1741)Fleet disbanded
Dorsetshire (80) 17211721 Richard Thomas Girlington (d.1743)Fleet disbanded
Chichester (80) 17211721 Richard Hughes (1670-1756)Fleet disbanded
17211721 Fleet disbanded
Suffolk (70) 17211721 John Cooper (d.1728)Fleet disbanded
Expedition (70) 17211721 Fleet disbanded
Bedford (70) 17211721 Robert Bowler (d.1734)Fleet disbanded
Monmouth (70) 17211721 John Balchen (1669/70-1744)Fleet disbanded
Buckingham (70) 17211721 Robert ColemanFleet disbanded
Revenge (70) 17211721 John Hager (d.1747/48)Fleet disbanded
Elizabeth (70) 17211721 Robert ThompsonFleet disbanded
Gosport (42) 17211721 James Luck (d.1730)Fleet disbanded

DateEventSource
1721Sandwich (90) joined the fleet 
1721Dorsetshire (80) joined the fleet 
1721Chichester (80) joined the fleet 
1721  joined the fleet 
1721Suffolk (70) joined the fleet 
1721Expedition (70) joined the fleet 
1721Bedford (70) joined the fleet 
1721Monmouth (70) joined the fleet 
1721Buckingham (70) joined the fleet 
1721Revenge (70) joined the fleet 
1721Elizabeth (70) joined the fleet 
1721Medway (60) joined the fleet 
1721York (60) joined the fleet 
1721Defiance (60) joined the fleet 
1721Kingston (60) joined the fleet 
1721Nottingham (60) joined the fleet 
1721Guernsey (50) joined the fleet 
1721Worcester (54) joined the fleet 
1721Dartmouth (54) joined the fleet 
1721Falmouth (54) joined the fleet 
1721Panther (54) joined the fleet 
1721Gloucester (54) joined the fleet 
1721Warwick (54) joined the fleet 
1721Gosport (42) joined the fleet 
1721Sandwich (90) left the fleet 
1721Dorsetshire (80) left the fleet 
1721Chichester (80) left the fleet 
1721  left the fleet 
1721Suffolk (70) left the fleet 
1721Expedition (70) left the fleet 
1721Bedford (70) left the fleet 
1721Monmouth (70) left the fleet 
1721Buckingham (70) left the fleet 
1721Revenge (70) left the fleet 
1721Elizabeth (70) left the fleet 
1721Medway (60) left the fleet 
1721York (60) left the fleet 
1721Defiance (60) left the fleet 
1721Kingston (60) left the fleet 
1721Nottingham (60) left the fleet 
1721Guernsey (50) left the fleet 
1721Worcester (54) left the fleet 
1721Dartmouth (54) left the fleet 
1721Falmouth (54) left the fleet 
1721Panther (54) left the fleet 
1721Gloucester (54) left the fleet 
1721Warwick (54) left the fleet 
1721Gosport (42) left the fleet 
1721/05/09Arrived of the Sound as Flagship of the English fleet for the Baltic 

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