Admiral Phillips Cosby
|Allegiance||Kingdom of Great Britain|
|Commands held||HMS Hind
|Battles/wars||Seven Years' War
American Revolutionary War
He was receiver general (treasurer) of the Caribbean island of Saint Kitts from 1771 to 1778, a lucrative post which he resigned on the outbreak of the Anglo-French War. 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
- Stewart 2009, p. 76.
- 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.
Stewart, William (28 September 2009). Admirals of the World: A Biographical Dictionary, 1500 to the Present. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-3809-9.
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