HMS Royal George
Below is some genealogy information on the Royal George, a ship from the Royal Navy, that may help searches for military ancestors.
Building of the Royal Navy (900-1793).
Description: The first ship to bear the name HMS Royal George was an 100-gun first-rate renamed in 1715. She was previously HMS Victory. She was renamed HMS Victory in 1715.
The second ship to bear this name was an 100-guN first-rate renamed in 1715. She was previously HMS Queen. She was renamed HMS Royal Anne in 1756.
- 1755-1755: Sixth Lieutenant John Jervis.
The third ship to bear this name was an 100-gun first-rate launched in 1756. In 1759 she sank the French ship Superbe. She was sunk in 1782 off the coast of Spithead. Over 800 men died, including Admiral Richard Kempenfelt.
- 1756-1756: Captain Richard Dorrill.
- 1756-1757: Captain John Campbell.
- 1757-1758: Vice-Admiral Edward Boscawen.
- 1757-1758: Captain Matthew Buckle.
- 1758-1758: Admiral Lord George Anson.
- 1758-1758: Captain Piercy Brett.
- 1758-1759: Captain Alexander Hood.
- 1759-1759: Captain Richard Dorrill.
- 1759-1760: Admiral Sir Edward Hawke.
- 1759-1760: Captain John Campbell.
- 1760-1760: Captain William Bennett.
- 1760-1760: Captain John Campbell.
- 1778-1778: Captain Thomas Hallum.
- 1778-1778: Vice-Admiral Sir Robert Harland.
- 1778-1779: Captan John Colpoys.
- 1779-1779: Vice-Admiral George Darby.
- 1779-1781: Vice-Admral Robert Lockhart Ross.
- 1779-1781: Captain John Bourmaster.
- 1781-1782: Admiral Richard Kempenfelt.
- 1781-1781: Captain Henry Cromwell.
- 1782-1782: Captain Martin Waghorn.
The fourth ship to bear this name was a 20-gun sloop in service in 1776.
The fifth ship to bear this name was an 100-gun first-rate launched in 1788.
French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
Description: She took part in the Glorious 1st of June where she was part of a British fleet attempting to intercept a grain convoy bound for France. The French fleet engaged and the result was a withdrawal by the French to port, where they largely remained for the rest of the war but the grain convoy did succeed in getting through.
- 1793-1794: Admiral Lord Bridport.
- 1793-1800: Captain William Domett.
- 1794-1794: Admiral Alexander Hood.
- 1796-1797 Admiral Richard Howe.
- 1797-1797: Admiral Lord Bridport.
- 1800-1801: Captain Robert Otway.
- 1801-1802: Captain John Cild Purvis.
- 1805-1808: Vice-Admiral John Thomas Duckworth.
- 1807-1807: Captain Henry Blackwood.
- 1811-1812: Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Williams.
- 1812-1812: Vice-Admiral Francis Pickmore.
The sixth ship to bear the name HMS Royal George was a 20-gun sloop launched in 1809. She was renamed HMS Niagara in 1814.
Pax Britannica (1815-1895)
Description: The fifth ship was broken up in 1822.
The seventh ship to bear the name HMS Royal George was an 100-gun first-rate launched in 1827. In 1854 she captured the Russian ship Patrioten. She was sold in 1875.
- 1839-1839: Mate Edward J. Voules.
- 1841-1841: Lieutenant Sydney Thomas.
- 1841-1841: Master D. Lye.
- 1841-1841: Second Master R. O. Stuart.
- 1841-1841: Second Master W. Mills.
- 1841-1841: Second Master H. B. Harris.
- 1841-1841: Second Master George Fox.
- 1841-1841: Second Master E. M. Trix.
- 1841-1841: Surgeon J. Greenish.
- 1841-1841: Assistant Surgeon Dr. Charles R. Brian.
- 1841-1841: Purser Thomas Goddard.
- 1841-1841: Mate W. D. Carroll.
- 1841-1841: Mate J. P. Palmer.
- 1841-1841: Clerk C. N. Wright.
- 1853-1856: Captain Henry John Codrington.
- 1856-1856: Captain Robert Spencer Robinson.
- 1858-1858: Captain John Coghlan Fitzgerald.
- 1864-1865: Captain Michae De Courcy.
- 1865-1865: Captain Thomas Miller.
- 1869-1869: Captain Robert Jenkins.