Flag Officers

Date

Officer

Station

Mar 1778 - May 1778

Captain Sir john Lindsay

On commissioning

May 1778 - May 1779

Admiral Hon Augstus Keppel

Channel Fleet (Ushant)

Mar 1779 - May 1780

Admiral Sir Charles Hardy

Channel Fleet (Ushant)

May 1780 - Sep 1780

Admiral Sir Francis Geary

Channel Fleet (Ushant)

Sep 1780

Private Ship

Channel Fleet (Ushant)

Sep 1780 - Dec 1780

Vice Admiral Francis W.Drake

Channel Fleet (Ushant)

Mar 1781 - May 1781

Vice Admiral Hyde-Parker

Channel Fleet (Ushant)

Jun 1781 - Aug 1781

Commodore John Elliot

Channel Fleet (Ushant)

Set 1781 - Mar 1782

Rear Admiral Richard Kempenfelt

Channel Fleet (Ushant)

Apr 1782 - Nov 1782

Admiral Lord Howe

Action off Cape Spartel;

Relief of Gibraltar

1789

Admiral of Fleet Lord Hood

Channel Fleet (Ushant)

Aug 1790 - Aug 1791

Admiral Lord Hood

Channel Fleet (Ushant)

Feb 1793 - May 1793

Rear Admiral Sir Hyde-parker

Mediterranean Fleet

May 1793 - Dec 1794

Lord Hood

Action with Toulon fleet;

Capture of San Fiorenzo and Bastia.

Jul 1795 - Sep 1795

Rear Admiral John Man

Action off Hyeres.

Oct 1795 - Nov 1795

Rear Admiral Robert Linzee

 

Dec 1795 - Feb 1797

Vice Admiral Robert Jervis

Battle of St Vincent

Feb 1797 - Oct 1797

Private Ship

 

Apr 1803 - Aug 1805

Admiral Lord Nelson

West Indies pursuit

Sep 1805 - Oct 1805

Admiral Lord Nelson

Blockade of Cadiz,

Battle of Trafalgar

Oct 1805 - Dec 1805

Captain T.M Hardy

Journey home with Nelson in a cask of rum

Mar 1808 - Nov 1808

Rear Admiral Sir James Saumerez

Baltic Fleet

Dec 1808 - Jan 1809

Captain J.C Searle

Evacuation of Corrunna.

Mar 1809 - Dec 1809

Rear Admiral Sir James Saumerez

Baltic Fleet

Mar 1810 - Dec 1810

Rear Admiral Sir James Saumerez

 

Dec 1810 - Mar 1811

Rear Admiral Sir Joseph Yorke

Spain, reinforce of Wellington's Army

Apr 1812 - Nov 1812

Vice Admiral Sir James Saumerez

Baltic Fleet

Apr 1812 - Nov 1812

Vice Admiral Sir James Saumerez

 
 

Taken from Nelson Victory Fact File by Cliff Watts

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