James Paterson Bower

Date of Birth1806 
First Known Service1820/05/06 
Date of Death1889 

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1820/05/06 Entered the NavyNBD1849
1826 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationNBD1849
Lieutenant, 1827/01/10NBD1849
1838/07/101841/05/06Samarang LieutenantBWAS-1714
Commander, 1841/05/06NBD1849
1843/12/231845/07/23Hecate As Commanding OfficerNBD1849
Captain, 1845/07/23NBD1849
1845/07/23 Placed on Half-PayNBD1849
Superannuated Rear-Admiral, 1863/09/12BG


NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
Previous comments on this page

Posted by Mike M on Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:41

Hi Kim, the Bower family were previous inhabitants of my home. I am just preparing a presentation on the history. Are you aware of a Lt Col John Bower?

Posted by Pompey Native on Friday 13th of February 2015 09:14

Half pay meant that an officer was not currently employed at sea or in a home-based command. It did not affect seniority and promotion.

Posted by kim brassington on Friday 6th of February 2015 20:58

thank you for helping me find out about my great grandfather.how did he make it to admiral if he was placed on half pay in 1845

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