I'm researching my four times great grandfather - name as per the thread title. I know that he was christened 23rd November 1776 at Woodstock, Ox. I have been fortunate enough to obtain copies of some records from the Admiralty archives including his promotional warrant to Lieutenant (26th June 1799) and a list of ships that he served on. He did not serve at Trafalgar as he had already been severely wounded in 1803 whilst boarding a Spanish brig. He was subsequently hospitalised at Greenwich, had all his children christened there and was on the navy list until 1837. I have even been able to obtain his last will & testament. I'm trying to do a little more research into some of the vessels on which he served namely... Sheerness tender Pygmy Cutter (wrecked in Bigbury bay) Sheerness tender (on impress service) Romney Latona Monarch and finally the sloop Busy on which he received his injuries. It''s the sheerness tender I'm a bit confused about. Presumably this was a 'job' that nominated vessels would undertake - he was on the one beteewn 1793 and 1795. Would antone have any idea if this vessel actually had a name?!? Help greatly appreciated - virtual wets are on me!!