James Peers

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1723CSORN
Last Known Service1.7.1741CSORN
Date of Death26.11.1746CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1723 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/133RNLPC
3.12.1727 Lieutenant ADM 6/13/191CSORN
3.12.172725.7.1728York (60), Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/13/191ADM 6/13
26.7.17288.2.1728/29Princess Amelia (80), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/14/211ADM 6/13
9.2.1728/2920.2.1728/29Princess Amelia (80), Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/14
21.2.1728/2918.8.1729Royal Oak (70), Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/14/15ADM 6/14
19.8.172922.12.1729Royal Oak (70), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/14/35ADM 6/14
5.7.17313.3.1731/32Royal Oak (70), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/14/84ADM 6/14
6.3.1731/32 Kingston (60), Midshipman Extra ADM 6/14/103ADM 6/14
23.2.1733/3417.2.1735/36Monmouth (70), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/14
16.5.173824.6.1739Kent (70), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/15/118ADM 6/15
25.6.1739 Commander ADM 6/15/191ADM 6/15
25.6.173927.7.1740Success (20), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/191BWAS-1714
23.3.1739/40 Attack on Chagres 
2.2.1740/41 Captain ADM 6/15/376CSORN
2.2.1740/411.7.1741Fowey (42), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/15

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Posted by Albert Parker on Wednesday 11th of September 2019 21:48

P[aul] Diverrès, _L’Attaque de Lorient par les anglais en 1746_ (Rennes: Oberthur, 1931), lists Capt. James Peers as CO of _Edinburgh_, flagship of Commodore Thomas Cotes, during the expedition against Lorient in September and October 1746, citing Isaac Schomberg, _Naval Chronology_, where a list of the squadron appears at vol. IV, p. 221. Robert Beatson, _Naval and Military Memoirs of Great Britain_, has the same information at vol. III, p. 69. Charnock doesn't have this assignment. The last of te expedition sailed from Quiberon Bay on October 12/23, so there was time for _Edinburgh_ to get back to England and for Capt. Peers to go ashore before he died on November 26. One wonders how helpful he was to Commodore Coats during the expedition.

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