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Holburne, Francis

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Title Admiral (RN)
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Birth 00/00/1704 Death 15/07/1771
Place (nk) Place Greenwich
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Country (nk) Country UK
 
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Biography
A monument to him was erected in Westminster Abbey.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 12/12/1727). He was appointed as a Captain RN (With seniority dated 15/02/1740). He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral of the Blue RN (With seniority dated 01/05/1755). He commanded the naval blockade at Louisbourg with a small squadron 1755. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral of the Red RN (With seniority dated 04/06/1756). He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral of the Blue RN (With seniority dated 01/02/1757). He served as Commander-in-Chief of HM Ships and Vessels in North America 1757. (He was a member of the court martial of Admiral Byng in 1757.) He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral of the White RN (With seniority dated 05/02/1758). He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral of the Red RN (With seniority dated 14/02/1759). He served as Third in command under Sir Charles Saunders in the St. Lawrence 1759. He was appointed as a Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth. He was appointed as a Admiral of the Blue 1766. He was appointed as a Admiral of the White RN (With seniority dated 18/10/1770). He was appointed as a Lord of the Admiralty 1770-71. He was appointed as the Governor of Greenwich Hospital.
 
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2011-01-31

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