Thomas Revell Shivers

Thomas Revell Shivers 1751-1827 Shivers was commissioned lieutenant on 9 May 1777 and in June was appointed to the recently purchased schooner Quebec on the Newfoundland station. Later in 1778 he commanded the schooner Penguin 10, which vessel was wrecked on 3...

Isaac Schomberg

Isaac Schomberg 1753-1813. He was born on 27 March 1753 at Great Yarmouth, the eldest surviving son of ten children of the German-born physician and writer Raphael Schomberg, and of his wife, Elizabeth Crowcher. He was the nephew of Captain Sir Alexander Schomberg,...

Hon. Sir Robert Stopford

Hon. Sir Robert Stopford 1768-1847. He was born on 5 February 1768, the third son of James Stopford, second Earl of Courtown, and of his wife Mary Powys, a niece of the Duke of Montagu. One of his brothers was Lieutenant-General Hon. Sir Edward Stopford. Stopford’s...

John Salisbury

John Salisbury Died 1794. Salisbury was commissioned lieutenant on 3 December 1777 and promoted commander of the American prize Stormont 16 on 14 April 1783, which vessel served in the Leeward Islands prior to returning to Deptford in March 1784 and being paid off....

Sir Thomas Staines

Sir Thomas Staines 1776-1830. He was born at Dent de Lion, near Margate in Kent. Staines joined the navy in December 1789 aboard the Solebay 32, Captain Matthew Squire, serving in the West Indies until May 1792. In December of that year he took a berth upon the brig...

Isaac Smith

Isaac Smith 1752-1831. He was born in London, the eldest of seven children of Charles Smith and his wife Hannah, and a cousin of Captain James Cook’s wife, Elizabeth Batts. Smith first went to sea in the mid-1760’s, serving as a draftsman under James Cook whilst that...

Charles Sandys

Charles Sandys 1752- 1814. He was the fifth of seven sons and a younger daughter of Richard Sandys of Northbourne Court, Kent, and of his wife, Susan Crayford Taylor. Sandys was commissioned lieutenant on 7 January 1773, and during 1777-8 was the first lieutenant of...

James Samber

James Samber 1735-1816. He originated from Ilsington, Devon. Samber was commissioned lieutenant on 9 April 1760, and in 1771 was serving aboard the Crescent 32, Captain John Corner, going out to the Leeward Islands for a three year tour of duty, during which time...

John Stone

John Stone Died 1786. Stone was commissioned lieutenant on 12 December 1776 and promoted commander on 22 June 1781, whereupon he commissioned the fireship Tisiphone 8 for the first time for service in the Channel. He was posted captain of the armed store ship...

Charles Stirling

Charles Stirling 1760-1833. He was born in London on 28 April 1760, the second and youngest son of Captain Sir Walter Stirling of Faskine, Lanarkshire, and of his wife, Dorothy Willing of Philadelphia. Following his entry to the books of various ships commanded by his...

John Samuel Smith

John Samuel Smith Died 1796. His father sailed in Commodore George Anson’s circumnavigation of the globe during the early 1740’s. In 1772 Smith was serving in the West Indies as a midshipman, and by 1777 was employed on that station as a sailing master. He was...

Henry Savage

Henry Savage c1737-1823. Savage was commissioned lieutenant on 20 July 1758 and served aboard the Achilles 60, Captain Hon. John Luttrell during 1766-7. By 1777 he was the first lieutenant of the Ardent 64, Captain Lord Mulgrave, serving in home waters during the...

William Stevens

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...

Robert Manners Sutton

Robert Manners Sutton 1754-94. He was the third son of the politician Lord George Manners Sutton, and of his wife, Diana Chaplin. One younger brother, Charles Manners Sutton, was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1805-1828, and another younger brother, Thomas Manners...

John Stanhope

John Stanhope 1744-1800. He was born in September 1744, the eldest son of Ferdinand Stanhope, who was a descendent of the 1st Earl of Chesterfield, and of his wife, Mary Phillips. Stanhope was commissioned lieutenant on 15 October 1762. He was further promoted...

Edward Tyrrell Smith

Edward Tyrrell Smith c1752-1824. He was the son of Tennison Smith from a family long settled in Annesbrook, County Meath, Ireland. Smith was commissioned lieutenant on 27 May 1778, and by 1781 was commanding the American-prize Pacahunter 14 in the Leeward Islands. In...

Sir Walter Stirling

Sir Walter Stirling 1718-86. He was born on 18 May 1718, the only son of Walter Stirling of Sherva in Stirlingshire, and of his wife Janet Ruthven. He was the father of Vice-Admiral Charles Stirling, and the grandfather of Admiral Sir James Stirling. Stirling received...

Sir Charles Saxton

Sir Charles Saxton 1732-1808. He was the youngest son of Edward Saxton, a London merchant, and of his wife, Elizabeth Bush. Saxton entered the service in January 1745 aboard the Gloucester 50 as captain’s servant to Charles Saunders, with whom he remained for three...

George Hopewell Stephens

George Hopewell Stephens Died 1819. He was commissioned lieutenant on 7 April 1778, and was the first lieutenant of the Janus 44, Captain Bonovier Glover, which formed part of Captain Hon. William Cornwallis’ squadron that fought a superior French force in the...

Lord Hugh Seymour (Conway)

Lord Hugh Seymour (Conway) 1759-1801. He was born in London on 29 April 1759, the fifth son of the politician, Francis Seymour Conway, first Marquess of Hertford, and of his wife Isabella Fitzroy, the youngest daughter of the 2nd Duke of Grafton. He was the father of...

Hon Henry St. John

Hon. Henry St. John 1740-1780. Born on 1 June 1740, he was the fifth son of John St. John, the 11th Lord Bletso, and of his wife Elizabeth Crowley. Having joined the navy at an early age, St. John was commissioned lieutenant on 15 September 1760. He commanded the...

John Stanton

John Stanton 1730-96. Stanton was promoted lieutenant on 14 February 1756 and posted captain of the Triton 20 on 4 March 1758, although this vessel was burned to prevent her capture by the French off Madras on 28 April. He briefly commanded the huge ex-French...

Andrew Sutherland

Andrew Sutherland Died 1795. Sutherland was commissioned lieutenant on 28 December 1770 and promoted commander of the Vulture 14 in May 1779, participating in Commodore Sir George Collier’s expedition up the Hudson River to drive the Americans out of Stony Point later...

William Swiney

William Swiney 1747-1829. He was born at Pontefract, Yorkshire, the second son of George Swiney and of his wife, Lucy Howes. Having entered the navy aboard the Hero 74, Captain George Edgcumbe, Swiney saw almost immediate action when present at the Battle of Quiberon...

Thomas Davy Spry

Thomas Davy Spry 1754-1828. He was the elder of two sons of Thomas Davy and his wife Mary Spry, the sister of Rear-Admiral Sir Richard Spry. Davy was commissioned lieutenant on 16 May 1769, promoted commander on 29 July 1772, and appointed to the sloop Diligence 12...

Herbert Sawyer (1)

Herbert Sawyer 1731-98. He was the second son of John Sawyer, the M.P. for Downton, by his wife, Anne Duncombe, the sister of Lord Feversham. In 1747 Sawyer entered the navy, spending three years in the West Indies aboard the Gloucester 50, Commodore George Townshend....

Richard Smith

Richard Smith 1735-1811. He was apparently the son of George Smith of Curzon Street, St. George, Hanover Square, a gardener at the palace, and of his wife Mary Jackson, a wet nurse to the future King George III who later became his laundress. Smith was commissioned...

Hon. Sir Henry Edwyn Stanhope

Hon. Sir Henry Edwyn Stanhope 1754-1814. He was born on 21 May 1754, the only son of Hon. Edward Francis Stanhope and his wife Catherine Brydges, the daughter of the Marquess of Caernarfon. He was a distant cousin of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Francis Austen,...

Hon. Keith Stewart

Hon. Keith Stewart 1739-95. He was the second surviving son of the Jacobite-supporting Alexander Stewart, the 6th Earl of Galloway, and of his wife, Lady Catherine Cochrane, the daughter of the 4th Earl of Dundonald. His brother John became Viscount Garlies, and his...

John Stott

John Stott Died 1778. He was of Cornish extraction. Stott’s early service was as a boatswain to the famous Admiral Hon. Edward Boscawen. Having been master of the Grafton 70, Captain Alexander Hood, he was commissioned lieutenant on 17 February 1757 and appointed the...