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George Pocock

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Officer of the British Navy

George Pocock


Personal Details

Date of Birth6 March 1706
Place of Birth
Father's NameThomas Pocock
Mother's Name
ChildGeorge Pocock
Date of Death3 April 1792


Naval Service Details


1718SuperbeUnder his uncle George Byng in the Mediterranean001



April 1725Promoted001
August 1732NamurAppointed first LieutenantB051






1 August 1738AldboroughCommissioned for service in the MediterraneanB051
1741AldboroughReturned to EnglandB051
August 1742WoolwichUntil 1744B051
April 1745SutherlandSailed from Plymouth for the East Indies accompanied by the Gosport (44) and four East India Company vesselsB051
SutherlandIn the West Indies, bcomoing commanding officer on the death of Commodore John LeggeB051
1748SutherlandShips under his command took nearly 40 French merchants and other vesselsB051
1754CumberlandCommissioned for the East Indies under Rear-Admiral Charles WatsonB051
November 1755CumberlandThe squadron arrived in BombayB051
1757CumberlandTook part in the reduction of ChandernagoreB051
16 August 1757CumberlandSucceeded to command of the squadron on the death of Rear-Admiral Charles WatsonB051


Rear-Admiral of the White

4 February 1755CumberlandAppointedB051


Rear-Admiral of the Red

4 June 1756CumberlandAppointedB051


Vice-Admiral of the Red

31 January 1758CumberlandPromotedB051
1758YarmouthMoved his flag to the shipB051
17 April 1758YarmouthThe squadron put to seaB051
28 April 1758YarmouthArrived off NegapatamB051
29 April 1758YarmouthCommanding at the Battle of CuddaloreB051
May 1758YarmouthThe squadron put into Madras for repairsB051
10 May 1758YarmouthThe squadron put to seaB051
26 May 1758YarmouthThe squadron anchored at AlemparveB051
30 May 1758YarmouthThe squadron was off PondicherryB051
June 1758YarmouthThe squadron put into MadrasB051
25 July 1758YarmouthThe squadron put to seaB051
26 July 1758YarmouthBoats from the squadron destroyed seven Chelingoes and took a snow at AlemparveB051
27 July 1758YarmouthThe squadron was off PondicherryB051
3 August 1758YarmouthCommanding at the Battle of Negapatam
August 1758YarmouthThe squadron put into Madras for repairsB051
17 April 1759YarmouthThe squadron put to seaB051
2 September 1759YarmouthSighted the French squadronB051
10 September 1759YarmouthCommanding at the Battle of Pondicherry
22 September 1760YarmouthArrived in the Downs and paid offB051


Admiral of the Blue

1761Promoted but not commissionedB051
1762SandwichAppointed commander of a squadron for the West IndiesB051
5 March 1762Sailed for the West IndiesB051
22 April 1762Arrived at Martinique and took command of the ships already thereB051
27 May 1762The fleet sailedB051
6 June 1762The fleet arrived of HavanaB051
14 August 1762Havana surrendered together with 9 ships of the lineB051
1762Returned to EnglandB051
1766Resigned from the serviceB051


Other Details

1761Appointed to the Order of the BathB051
1762Elected as Member of Parliament for PortsmouthB051


Actions & Battles

29 April 1758Battle of Cuddalore
3 August 1758Battle of Negapatam
10 September 1759Battle of Pondicherry



Thomas Pocock, George's father was Chaplain to Greenwich Hospital and a Fellow of the Royal Society.



B051Biographia NavalisJohn Charnock

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