Admiral Phillips Cosby
|Allegiance||Kingdom of Great Britain|
|Commands held||HMS Hind
|Battles/wars||Seven Years' War
American Revolutionary War
He became receiver-general of Saint Kitts in 1771. In command of HMS Centaur in 1778, he took part in the Battle of Ushant and in command of HMS Robust in 1779, he took part in the Siege of Charleston in 1780. He also took part in the Battle of Cape Henry in 1781.
In 1792 he married Eliza Hurst, née Gunthorpe.
- Phillips Cosby at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Mahan, Alfred Thayer (1898). Major operations of the royal navy, 1762-1783: Being chapter XXXI in The royal navy. A history. Boston: Little, Brown. OCLC 46778589.