ADAM, Admiral Sir Charles. 20363



Naval Order Signed by Adam as Captain of HMS Resistance and Senior Officer on the North Coast of Spain, to Captain Mitford, HM Sloop Espoir, instructing him to proceed to Sea and cruize between Palermo and the Island of Ponza. 1 page 12 x 8 inches, toning at folds, a few blemishes. Given on board the Resistance, Palermo, 26 October 1809. Admiral Sir Charles Adam (1780-1853), nephew of Admiral Lord Keith. In June 1799 Adam was made captain, and appointed to the frigate Sybille, in which, on 19 August 1801, in difficult circumstances and with intricate navigation, he captured the French frigate Chiffonne in Mahé roads, in the Seychelles. He was appointed in May 1803 to command the Chiffonne, and served in her under Lord Keith in the North Sea, taking part in the blockade of Boulogne and the north coast of France through the summer of 1805. From 1805-1810 Adam commanded HMS Resistance. In 1811–13 he commanded the Invincible (74 guns) in operations on the coast of Spain.