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Thomas Gordon

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Officer of the Scottish Royal Navy

Officer of the Russian Navy

Thomas Gordon


Personal Details

Date of Birth 1658  
Place of Birth Aberdeen 001
Father's Name Dr Thomas Gordon 001
Mother's Name Jean Hay 001
Married Margaret Ross 001
Daughter Anna 001
Daughter Mary 001
Date of Death 1741/03/18  



Merchant Service

Date Ship Notes Source
1688 Margaret of Aberdeen As captain, made several voyages until 1693 001


Scottish Naval Service Details


Date Ship Notes Source
17 July 1703 Royal Mary Commissioned as Captain B062



Date Ship Notes Source
7 March 1706 Royal William Commissioned as Commodore  


Royal Naval Service Details


Date Ship Notes Source
1707 Edinburgh Royal William taken into the Royal Navy vessel B062
3 February 1708 Leopard As captain 001
5 November 1709 Moor   001
6 May 1710 Advice   001
1714   Resigned his commission as he refused to take an oath of abjuration 001


Russian Naval Service Details


Date Ship Notes Source
1 June 1717   Joined the Russian navy 001
  Katharina   B063


Rear-Admiral of the Red

Date Ship Notes Source
1 January 1718     001
1719 Lesnoy While towing out of Kronslot, caught on the fluke of an anchor, bilged and sank B063
1719 Moskva   B063
19 June 1721   Entered Revel with a squadron of six ships of the line and three frigates B064


Vice-Admiral of the Red

Date Ship Notes Source
September 1721   Promoted B063
1722   Command of a squadron of around fourteen ships of the line in the Baltic B058
1723 Nord-Adler   B058



Date Ship Notes Source
6 May 1727      



Peter I and II

Date Ship Notes Source
November 1727   Appointed  
15 May 1734 Peter I and II Left Kronstadt as commander of a fleet heading for Danzig 002
1 June 1734 Arrived in Danzig to assist the seige 002
13 June 1734 Peter I and II Danzig surrendered B058
29 June 1734 Peter I and II Left Danzig B058
9 July 1734 Peter I and II Arrived in Revel B058
13 July 1734 Peter I and II The fleet arrived in Kronstadt B058


Other Details

30 June 1836 Made an honorary burgess of Aberdeen  


Actions & Battles

Date Ship   Source







001 Wikipedia
002 Website on the Russian Navy
B058 Naval wars in the Baltic 1522 - 1850 R. C. Anderson
B062 The Old Scots Navy 1689-1707 Navy Records Society
B063 The Russian Fleet Under Peter The Great Navy Records Society


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