William Stevens

Died 1782.

Stevens was commissioned lieutenant on 11 May 1757 and promoted commander of the sloop Nymph 14 in the East Indies on 25 January 1780.

He was posted captain on 2 January 1782, and served as flag-captain to Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Hughes aboard the Superb 74 from January 1782. At the Battle of Sadras on 17 February he lost his life, being one of eleven men killed and twenty-five wounded when the flagship was targeted by the French.