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Jervis, John

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Title Admiral of the Fleet (RN)
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Birth 09/01/1715 Death 14/03/1823
Place Meaford Place Rochetts
Area Area
Country UK Country UK
 
Titles Earl St. Vincent, Viscount St. Vincent. Baronet.
Honours KB.
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Biography
 
 
Military Service
He entered the Royal Navy as an Able-Seaman RN (With seniority dated 04/01/1749). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN 1755. He was appointed as a Commander RN 1758. He served in H.M.S. Porcupine (In command) 1795 when he led the squadron past Quebec. He was appointed as a Captain RN (With seniority dated 13/10/1760). He served in H.M.S. Alarm (In command) 1769. He served in H.M.S. Foudroyant (In command) 1782. He captured the Pegase in 1782. He was appointed as a Commodore RN 1783. He was elected as a member of Parliament. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RN (With seniority dated 24/09/1787). He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral RN (With seniority dated 01/02/1793). He was appointed as a Commander-in-Chief Mediteranean Station in 1795. He was appointed as a Admiral RN 01/07/1795. He was appointed as the Commander-in-Chief Channel Fleet 1800. He was elevated to Earl St. Vincent 16/07/1797 for his defeat of the Spanish fleet at Cape St. Vincent. He was the First Lord of the Admiralty 1801. He was appointed as a Admiral of the Fleet 1821 .
 
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Named Features Jervis Inlet (BC), St. Vincent Bay (BC)
 
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References
Kemp, Peter [ed.] (1976); Walbran, Captain John T. (1909); Meany, E.S. (1957);
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2011-01-31

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