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Sir Edward Hawke

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Naval Officer

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  • Admiral
  • Naval Officer
    Royal Navy
  • Admiral
    Royal Navy
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Edward Hawke, Naval Officer - Timeline Index, 22 July 2013 [cached]
Edward Hawke, Naval Officer
1705 - 1781
Edward Hawke, Naval Officer > Website
Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, KB, was a naval officer of the Royal Navy. He 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. He had also won an earlier victory, the Battle of Cape Finisterre in 1747 which made his name. Hawke acquired a reputation as a "fighting officer" which allowed his career to prosper, despite him possessing a number of political enemies. He 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, 1 May 2014 [cached]
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.
Boscawen, Edward - Project SYW, 15 Feb 2014 [cached]
In October 1757, Boscawen was second in command under Admiral Edward Hawke.
Admiral Hawke, naval ..., 1 June 2011 [cached]
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, 7 May 2014 [cached]
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.
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