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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.

Theatres of War, Army Regiments, Naval Detachments, RAF

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.

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.


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