Captain Andrew King, C.B

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Captain Andrew King, C.B

Birthplace: St Andrew , Holborn, London
Death: June 30, 1835 (54-63)
Falmouth, Cornwall, England (Abcess on Liver)
Place of Burial: Falmouth, Cornwall, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William King and Hannah Isaacson
Husband of Mary Lewin
Father of Henry Neal King; Harriet Caroline King; 2nd Liet William King and Hannah Isaacson King
Brother of Thomas King; Anthony King; Jemima Montague King; Matthew King; Sir Edward Durnford King and 4 others

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About Captain Andrew King, C.B

Captain ANDREW KING, Esq

This officer served as a Midshipman on board the Bellenon 74, bearing the flag of Rear Admiral Pasley, in the battle of May 28 and 29, and the glorious battle of June 1, as senior Lieutenant of the Andromeda frigate, commanded by Captain Henry Inman, when that officer attempted to destroy a French squadron in Dunkirk harbour, 1799, as first on la Desiree, under the same commander, at the defeat of the Danish line of defence before Copenhagen, April 2, 1801, (on which occasion he was commended), and as fourth Lieutenant of Nelson's flagship, in ever-memorable conflict with the combined fleets near Cape Trafalgar, Oct 21, 1805. His promotion to the rank of Commander took place Jan 22, 1806.

By reference to p.239 of' this volume, it will be seen that Captain King commanded the Hebe hired armed ship, and was several times warmly engaged with the enemy' s batteries and flotilla, during the siege of Copenhagen in 1807. From thence he returned home in the Waldemaar, a Danish 80, the equipment of which ship was greatly expedited by his zealous exertions. His post commission bears date Oct 13, 1807 In the summer of 1808, Captain King was appointed the Tempore, to the Venerable 74. and in her he assisted at the reduction of Flushing, Aug 15, 1809 We subsequently find him commanding the Hannibal 74, bearing the flag of Sir Thomas Williams, Royal Georue a first rate, Rainbow of 26 guns, and Iphigenia frigate, the three latter on the Mediterranean station.

The Iphigenia formed part of Sir Josias Rowley's squadron at the capture of Genoa in April 1814, and was afterwards ordered to conduct a fleet of transports from Gibraltar to Bermuda. In Oct 1815. We find her proceeding to the East Indies, from whence Captain King returned home in command of the Cornwallis 74. His last appointment was Dec 28, 1821, to the Active 46, in which frigate he continued until about Sept 1824.


The Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy, 1660-1815, ed.David Syrett and R.L. DiNardo (Aldershot: Scolar press for the Navy Records Society, 1994) would be a source for the likely 1835 death date of Capt. Andrew King.

John Marshall, Royal Naval Biography, (London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, (1823-1835), Volume spline No. 9, p.257 - published 1827. As extracted from the volume held in the Admiralty Libray and provided courtesy of CPO Peter Lockyer - HMS Victory, Portsmouth Naval Base.


Andrew King aged 31 born in St Andrew Holborn, London, England.

Ship: HMS Victory

Rank/Rating: Lieutenant

Born 4 January 1774

Died 30 June 1835

Falmouth, Cornwall, aged 61, while superintendent of the Packet Establishment

Married: Mary Lewin, 4 March 1821

Father William King Mother Hannah Isaacson

Service details

 	  	 HMS Carysfort 5 December 1786 to 23 May 1790 Rank/rating: Lieutenant's Servant HMS Bellerophon 25 April 1793 to 9 May 1793 Rank/rating: Able Seaman

10 May 1793 to 27 December 1794 HMS Lively 28 December 1794 to 15 October 1795 HMS Vengeance 16 October 1795 to 19 February 1796 HMS St Albans 19 February 1796 to 22 April 1797 HMS Andromeda 23 April 1797 to 11 September 1800 Rank/rating: Lieutenant HMS Desiree 12 September 1800 to 17 July 1802 Rank/rating: Lieutenant HMS Abergavenny 18 July 1802 to 2 September 1802 Rank/rating: Lieutenant HMS Victory Ship's pay book number: (SB 27) 15 April 1803 to 1 January 1806 (Was at Trafalgar) Rank/rating: Lieutenant HMS Ocean HMS Hebe 16 March 1806 HMS Waldemaan HMS Venerable 10 August 1810 Rank/rating: Post Captain HMS Hannibal 11 August 1810 to 27 April 1811 Rank/rating: Post Captain HMS Royal George 16 April 1812 Rank/rating: Post Captain HMS Swiftsure 7 May 1812 to 16 June 1812 Rank/rating: Post Captain HMS Rainbow 20 June 1812 to 5 February 1813 Rank/rating: Post Captain HMS Iphigenia 6 February 1813 to 31 May 1816 Rank/rating: Post Captain HMS Cornwallis 1 June 1816 to 25 November 1816 Rank/rating: Post Captian HMS Active 24 December 1821

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Captain Andrew King, C.B's Timeline

September 28, 1776
St Andew, Holborn, London, England
St Andrew , Holborn, London
January 5, 1822
Saint Peter, Saint Albans, Hertford, England
Stoke Damerel, Devon, England
May 27, 1827
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
December 1830
Reading, Berkshire, England
June 30, 1835
Age 59
Falmouth, Cornwall, England
July 11, 1835
Age 59
Church of King Charles the Martyr, Falmouth, Cornwall, England (United Kingdom)
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