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William Hoste

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Officer of the British Navy

Sir William Hoste, Bart KCB



Personal Details

Date of Birth26 August 1780
Place of BirthIngoldisthorpe, Norfolk
Father's NameReverend Dixon Hoste
Mother's NameMargaret Stanforth
MarriedApril 17 1817, Lady Harriet Walpole
Date of Death6 December 1828

Naval Service Details

Captain's Servant

1785EuropaA paper appointment only
April 1793AgamemnonActive service as captain's servant to Horatio Nelson



1 February 1794AgamemnonPromoted to midshipman
1796CaptainMoved with Horatio Nelson
1797CaptainPromoted acting lieutenant after the Battle of Tenerife



February 1798CaptainAppointment as a lieutenant is confirmed
1 August 1798TheseusAt the Battle of the Nile
August 1798la MutineAppointed acting commander



December 1798la MutinePromotion to commander was confirmed



7 January 1802GreyhoundPosted
September 1805Amphion
12 August 1811AmphionPaid off in Portsmouth
November 1811Baccante
March 1814BaccanteReturned to Engand due to ill health
1825Yacht Royal Sovereign


Other Details

May 23, 1814Appointed Knight of the Austrian Order of Maria Theresa
23 July 1814Created a Baronet of Great Britain
2 January 1815Appointed Knight Commander of the Most Honorable Military Order of the Bath


Actions & Battles

14 February 1797Battle of St Vincent
1 August 1798Battle of the Nile
13 March 1811Battle of Lissa



Two letters from captain Horatio Nelson to Hoste's father.

To the Rev. Dixon Hoste , of Godwick, Norfolk, Feb. 14, 1794: "You cannot, my dear Sir, receive more pleasure in reading 1 this letter than I have in writing it, to say that your son is every thing which his dearest friends can wish him to he; and is a strong proof, that the greatest gallantry may lie under the most gentle behaviour. Two days ago it was necessary to take a small vessel from a number of people who had got on shore to prevent us; she was carried in a high style, and your good son was by my side"


To the same, May 3d. " The little brashes we have lately had with the enemy only serve to convince me of the truth of what I have already said of him; and in his navigation you will find him equally forward. He highly deserves every thing I can do to make him happy."



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