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James Montagu

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth12.8.1752E-WIKI
First Known Service18.10.1771E-WIKI
John MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1787
Sir George MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1810
Last Known Service1.6.1794E-WIKI
Date of Death1.6.1794BWAS-1714
Cause of DeathEnemy actionE-WIKI

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
18.10.1771 LieutenantCSORN
11.9.1773 CommanderCSORN
Tamar (16) 1758-1780
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
1777 Renamed "Pluto"
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/25
Issued by
John MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1787
, North America
Confirmed 20.4.1774
ADM 6/21
14.11.1775 CaptainADM 6/21
Mercury (20) 1756-1777
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/136
6.12.17768.12.1776Occupation of Rhode Island 
Medea (28) 1778-1805
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/436
20.10.1778 Action of 1778-10-20 
Juno (32) 1780-1811
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/173
20.6.1783 2nd Battle of Cuddalore 
Montagu (74) 1779-1818
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/205
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 

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Posted by Brian on Saturday 24th of May 2014 18:01

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 64:pt. 1 (1794).
James Montagu, esq. Captain of the Montagu man of war, to whose memory the Commons of Great Britain, have justly paid the tribute of a monument. He was the third son of Admiral Montague, of Fareham, Hants, the younger brother of Rear Admiral Montagu. In the naval action of this day, his skill was conspicuous and his bravery admiration of his brother officers. He was engaged with a three decker, and fell by a cannon ball, nearly at the close of the action, valiantly exerting himself in the cause of his country, who in him has lost an able officer, his family the best of relations. He was an affectionate son, a kind brother and a sincere friend.

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