1871 – Born on the 17th of January in Nantwich, Cheshire. 1886-1888 – Served as a midshipman on the Mediterranean Fleet flagship HMS Alexandria. 1890-1892 – He was at the gunnery school, HMS Excellent when he was promoted to lieutenant. 1893-1895 – He was on the corvette HMS Ruby, he was transferred to the battleship ..
1774 – Born on the 17th December in Ireland. Beaufort was the creator of the Beaufort scale for indicating wind force. 1789 – Became obsessed with the importance of education and the development of accurate charts. 1811-1812 – Beaufort charted and explored southern Anatolia, locating many classical ruins. 1817 – Published ..
1769 – James Barron was born in Virginia. – Served in the Virginia Navy during the last years of the American Revolution. 1798 – Received a commission as a Lieutenant in the new U.S. Navy. 1800-1801 – Promoted to Captain and commanded the frigate Warren – Served in the ..
1745 – Born in County Wexford, Ireland. 1766 – A merchant shipmaster out of Philadelphia at the age of 21, he outfitted the first Continental fleet at the outbreak of the Revolution. 1775-1783 – American naval officer who won significant maritime victories during the American Revolution. 1776 – Commissioned captain of the brig Lexington, he ..
1651 – Jean Bart is a French naval commander was born 21st of October. 1672 – Entered the French service, as one of the Dunkirker Privateers. He gained great distinction in the Mediterranean. 1679 – He became a lieutenant and rose rapidly to the rank of captain and then to that of ..
1478 – Barbarossa Hayreddin Pasha, Barbary pirate, born in Mitilini, Greece. With his brothers he became a Turkish corsair, attacking shipping in the Mediterranean. He was a Turkish privateer and Ottoman admiral who dominated the Mediterranean for decades. 1518 – The execution of his brother Horuk. 1529 – He captured Algiers. 1533 – He was ..
1661 – Born on the 27th of October in Moscow, Russia. 1692 – He was appointed governor of Arkhangelsk, the foremost trade port of Russia at that time, and built ships capable of weathering storms, to the great delight of the tsar. 1697 – He was entrusted with major shipbuilding activities in Voronezh, where he ..
1697 – Born on April 23rd in Colwich, Staffordshire, England. Admiral George Anson was the first and last Lord Anson. – He was baptized on May 21st in Colwich, Staffordshire. 1711-1712 – Anson gained the rank of Midshipman on February 2nd, in the service of the Royal Navy. 1724 – He gained the ..
1906 – Born on December 15th in Brooklyn, New York. George Whelan Anderson, Jr. was an Admiral in the United States Navy. 1927 – He entered the United States Naval Academy. 1930 – Trained as a pilot after graduation. He flew as a test pilot and served on cruisers and carriers. 1961-1962 – The Chief ..
1874 – Anderson was born in England on April 11th. British admiral governor of Newfoundland. 1887-1894 – A distinguished naval officer, he began his career at the age of 13, and became a lieutenant at 20. 1905 – He was promoted to commander. 1911 – He became a captain. 1931 – After four decades of ..