The military history of "Samuel Braithwaite" is listed in the book Biographia Novalis; or, Impartial Memoirs of the Lives and Characters of Officers of the Navy of Great Britain, From the Year 1660 to the Present Time, by John Charnock, London, 1796, Volume 4, Page 96, which states the following:

"Braithwaite, Samuel, - was, on the 28th of January 1721-2, promoted to be captain of the Exeter. The only subsequent command in which we find him was that of the Kingston, a fourth rate of sixty guns, one of eight two-decked ships put in commission on the 15th of February 1727, and intended to form a part of the fleet collecting for the Baltic.  The destination, however, of several of the ships was afterwards changed, and in this number the Kingston was included, being sent, in the month of June following to Gibraltar, with a convoy of transports, having troops on board for the reinforcement of that garrison.  The Kingston remained on that station, under Sir Charles Wager, during the continuance of the short rupture; and when that was concluded, was ordered with several other ships of war, to convoy back to Ireland the different regiments that had been drawn from thence on the above emergency.  We do not find captain Braithwaite to have held any command subsequent to that of the Kingston, and believe him to have totally retired from the service many years before his death, which happened in the month of June 1750, or, as others say, 1751."

Ancestors of Captain Samuel Braithwaite

Thomas Braythwayte, b.abt.1459, of Brathay, Lancashire, England

Richard Braithwait, b.abt.1485, of Brathay, Lancashire, England

Richard Braithwait, b.abt.1516, of Brathay, Lancashire, England

Johanis Brathwhite, chr. 28 May 1554, Wensley, Yorkshire, England

John Braithwhaite, chr. 18 Jan. 1592, Ripon Yorkshire, England

Peter Braithwhaite, chr. 30 Jun. 1639, Hayton, Yorkshire, England

Samuel Braithwaite, chr. 13 Nov. 1667, Lancaster, Lancashire, England, died 1750


The HMS Braithwaite (K468) shown above was a Destroyer frigate during World War II

The history of the World War II ship, the HMS Braithwaite--which was named after Captain Samuel Braithwaite of the HMS Kingston--is listed in Wikipedia as follows:

"HMS Braithwaite was a destroyer of the Buckley-subclass, a type of Captain-class frigate during World War II. She was named after Captain Samuel Braithwaite of HMS Kingston.

"Originally destined for the US Navy, Braithwaite was provisionally given the name USS Straub (this name was reassigned to DE 181) however the delivery was diverted to the Royal Navy before the launch. Commanding Officers were Lieutenant Commander E McKay RNR (November 1943) and Lieutenant Commander P J Stoner RN (July 1944).

"Actions: Braithwaite served with both the 3rd and 10th Escort Groups earning battle honours for service in the North Atlantic, English Channel, Normandy 1944, North Foreland and the North Sea.  On 3 February 1945 the submarine U-1279 was sunk in the North Sea north-west of Bergen, in approximate position 61°21'N 02°00'E, by depth charges from the frigates Braithwaite, Bayntun and Loch Eck. Forty-eight German sailors were killed, and there were no survivors.  On 14 February 1945 the submarine U-989 was sunk off the Faroe Islands, in position 61°36'N 01°35'W by depth charges from the frigates Braithwaite, Bayntun, Loch Eck and Loch Dunvegan. Again there were no survivors, and the entire crew of 47 were killed.

"Fate: She was declared “not essential to the defence of the United States“ on 8 January 1946. The hull number was struck from the Navy list on 21 January 1946, and then sold to Northern Metals Co. of Philadelphia in June 1946 for scrapping."