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Edward Hawke, Naval Officer - Timeline Index
Edward Hawke, Naval Officer
1705 - 1781
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Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, KB, was a naval officer of the Royal Navy.
is best remembered for his
service during the Seven Years' War, particularly his
victory over a French fleet at the Battle of Quiberon Bay in 1759, preventing a French invasion of Britain.
A number of Royal Navy
warships were named after him, in commemoration of this.
had also won an earlier victory, the Battle of Cape Finisterre in 1747 which made his
acquired a reputation as a "fighting officer" which allowed his
career to prosper, despite him possessing a number of political enemies.
developed the concept of a Western Squadron, keeping an almost continuous blockade of the French coast throughout the war.
Hawke also served as First Lord of the Admiralty for five years between 1766 and 1771.
In this post, he
oversaw the mobilisation of the British navy
during the 1770 Falklands Crisis.
Mordaunt - Biographies
Both Mordaunt and Conway doubted whether the attack on Rochefort could succeed, and their fears were shared by the naval commanders Admiral Sir Edward Hawke and Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Knowles.
Mordaunt and Conway remained unhappy-a 'tip and run' strategy held no appeal for contemporary army officers who preferred the set-piece tactics in progress in Germany-but with the political will behind the scheme they, Hawke
, and Knowles eventually accepted the plan.
The tensions inherent in a divided command surfaced on the following day, when Hawke
declared in a written note his
intention of immediately sailing for England in default of any further military plans.
Captain James Cook > James Cook in the Navy: 1755-1756
Admiral Edward Hawke was in overall command but, given that war had not been officially declared, it was unclear what could and what could not be done.
Admiral Hawke, naval ...
Admiral Hawke, naval Commander-in-Chief, sent Sir William Burnaby to demand Wright be given up.
Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, (February 21, 1705 - October 16, 1781) was an admiral in the Royal Navy.
H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: History of H.M.S. Hood - The Great Naval Hood Family
July 1757: Captain of frigate H.M.S. Bideford under Sir Edward Hawke.
February/March 1758: Captain of H.M.S. Vestal
under Sir Edward Hawke
Participated in the attacks on the Isle of Aix.