Admiral of the Blue
Sir Edward Boscawen
Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Hon. Sir Edward Boscawen in 1755, painted by Joshua Reynolds, © National Portrait Gallery, London.
|Born||19 August 1711|
Tregothnan, Cornwall, England
|Died||10 January 1761 (aged 49)|
Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England
St Michael Penkevil, Cornwall
|Service Branch||Royal Navy|
|Highest Rank||Admiral of the Blue|
|Commands held||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, 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).