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Lt William Godfrey RN

Postby researchingreg » June 8th, 2017, 5:35 pm

I am looking for information on Lt William Godfrey. He was on HMS Formidable in 1795 (she was being re-fitted then). I have not found him in RN Executive Officers 1790-1879 "G". Does anybody have any suggestions as to where I look? He was still alive in 1802.
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Re: Lt William Godfrey RN

Postby researchingreg » June 8th, 2017, 9:34 pm

I have found the answer although I don't know when he entered the Navy.
William Godfrey born 1770, was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the RN on 7th March 1795 and died in 1835. He served on HMS Prince from 13 April 1804 to 1806 and was at the Battle of Trafalgar. On 24 December 1805 promoted to Commander and was commanding officer on HMS Etna (an 8 gun Bomb Vessel) armed with 1 x 13" Mortar, 1 x 10" Mortar and 8 x 24lb Carronades, from June 1807 to August 1809 and saw action against the Danish on 23 August 1807. He was promoted to Captain 11 April 1809 and took part in the attack on the Basque Roads 29 April 1809. In 1822 until May he was the Captain on the 6th rate, 20 gun HMS Tyne built in 1813, armed with 18 x 32 lb Carronades, 6 x 12lb Carronades and 2 x 6 pounders
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