Edward Boscawen

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Admiral of the Blue

Sir Edward Boscawen

Vice Admiral of the Blue Sir Edward Boscawen in 1755.jpg
Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Hon. Sir Edward Boscawen in 1755, painted by Joshua Reynolds, © National Portrait Gallery, London.
Born19 August 1711
Tregothnan, Cornwall, England
Died10 January 1761 (aged 49)
Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England
St Michael Penkevil, Cornwall
AllegianceFlag of Great Britain 1707 to 1801.png Great Britain
Service BranchRoyal Navy Blue Ensign 1750 to 1799.gif Royal Navy
Years Active1725-1761
Highest RankAdmiral of the Blue Squadron command flag 1625 to 1864.png Admiral of the Blue
Commands heldMedway and Nore Station(1745-46)
East Indies Station (1748-50)
Channel Station (1757-58)
North America Station (1758)
Mediterranean Station (1759-60)

Admiral of the Blue: the Hon. Sir Edward Boscawen (19 August 1711 – 10 January 1761), was a Royal Navy flag officer who went on to serve as Commander-in-Chief, Medway and Nore (1745-1746), then Commander-in-Chief, East Indies (1748–1750), then Commander-in-Chief, English Channel from (1757–1758, 1760–1762), then Commander-in-Chief, North America Station in (1758), then Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Sea from (1759–1760).

Whilst commanding fleets at sea he was appointed to the Board of Admiralty in London on 2 July, 1757 and served as Senior Naval Lord to the board until 19 March 1761.

Naval Career

Flag Appointments