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Digby, Robert

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Title Admiral (RN)
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Birth 00/00/1732 Death 00/00/1815
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Biography
He was a younger son of the 7th Baron Digby of Sherborne Castle.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 29/10/1752). He was appointed as a Captain RN (With seniority dated 05/08/1755). He served in H.M.S. Dunkirk (In command) (He was present at the Battle of Quiberon Bay 1759). He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral of the Blue RN (With seniority dated 19/03/1779). He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral of the Red RN (With seniority dated 26/09/1780). He was appointed as the Commander-in-Chief North America Station (Flag in H.M.S. Prince George and H.M.S. Lion) in 1781. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral of the Blue RN (With seniority dated 24/09/1787). He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral of the Red RN (With seniority dated 01/02/1793). He was appointed as an Admiral of the Blue RN (With seniority dated 12/04/1794). He was appointed as an Admiral of the White RN (With seniority dated 01/06/1795). He was appointed as an Admiral of the Red RN (With seniority dated 09/11/1805).
 
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References
MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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2011-01-31

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