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Fremantle, Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Francis (1765-1819)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 FRE/1-15

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Fremantle, Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Francis (1765-1819)

Date(s): 1793-1806

Level of description: sub-fonds

Extent: 1ft; 30cm

Name of creator(s): Fremantle | Sir | Thomas Francis | 1765-1819 | Knight | Vice-Admiral


Administrative/Biographical history:

Thomas Fremantle entered the Navy in 1777 and after service in the West Indies was promoted to lieutenant in 1782. He was promoted to captain in 1793 when he commissioned the Tartar frigate and went to the Mediterranean. He led the way into Toulon in 1793 and in the following year served under Nelson at the siege of Bastia, after which he commanded the INCONSTANT, in which he took part in the action off Toulon, March 1795, and in the blockade of the North Italian coast In 1797 he accompanied Nelson to the attack on Santa Cruz where both were severely wounded. Fremantle took part in the battle of Copenhagen in 1801 and was also at Trafalgar He returned to England in 1806, was made a Lord of the Admiralty until his appointment as Captain of the Royal Yacht in 1807. In 1810 he was promoted to rear-admiral and to a command in the Mediterranean, and in 1812 took command of the squadron in the Adriatic In 1818 he was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean, and died at Naples. See Anne Parry, The Admirals Fremantle (London, 1971)


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Adml Thomas Francis Fremantle. They consist of three logs, 1793 to 1796, two signal notebooks, undated, two memoranda on naval discipline, 1806, and some printed material relating to the French and Spanish navies.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

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Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were presented by Admiral Sir Sydney Fremantle in 1956.



Archivist's note: Edited by Sarah Drewery, Jun 2011.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: 2010-08-26

Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815) | Wars (events)
Naval affairs | Military affairs | Military science | Social sciences
Naval operations | Military operations | Military engineering
Ships logs | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources

Personal names
Fremantle | Sir | Thomas Francis | 1765-1819 | Knight | Vice-Admiral

Corporate names
French Navy
Spanish Navy