Sir James Wallace

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1732CSORN
First Known Service24.6.1746CSORN
Last Known Service14.2.1799CSORN
Date of Death6.3.1803TRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
24.6.174610.11.1748Royal Naval Academy, Scholar ADM 107/4/150ADM 6/17
3.1.1753 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/250RNLPC
11.3.1755 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/146CSORN
3.11.1762 Commander ADM 6/19/448ADM 6/19
3.11.17624.4.1763Alderney (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/448BWAS-1714
4.4.17636.8.1767Trial (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/478BWAS-1714
6.8.176710.1.1771Bonetta (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/176BWAS-1714
10.1.1771 Captain ADM 6/20/333CSORN
10.1.177115.11.1771Unicorn (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/333ADM 6/20
15.11.177125.4.1776Rose (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/413BWAS-1714
25.4.177624.9.1779Experiment (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/182BWAS-1714
6.12.17768.12.1776Occupation of Rhode Island 
12.2.1777 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
27.9.1778 Capture of the Raleigh 
13.5.1779 Commanded the British Squadron at the Action in Cancale Bay 
23.3.178015.8.1781Nonsuch (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/102BWAS-1714
14.5.1781 Actif v Nonsuch 
16.10.178112.7.1782Warrior (74), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 26.10.1781 ADM 6/22/351BWAS-1714
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
19.4.1782 Battle of the Mona Passage 
12.7.178227.11.1782Resolution (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/27
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 25.2.1783
24.6.179013.9.1791Swiftsure (74), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 3.7.1790 ADM 6/24/44BWAS-1714
3.12.179211.12.1793Monarch (74), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 10.12.1792 ADM 6/24/182BWAS-1714
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/31CSORN
12.4.17944.1795Monarch (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
21.5.1794 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Newfoundland ADM 6/25/44ADM 6/25
4.7.1794 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/55CSORN
6.17956.1797Romney (50), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/179CSORN
14.2.1799 Admiral of the BlueCSORN


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
TKE2The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IIWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Saturday 5th of April 2014 20:15

Edinburgh Advertiser, Feb. 22, 1780
Sir James Wallace and Capt. Boteler, are ordered to be tried for the loss of their ships. The public can easily decide what will be the issue of the trial of the brave Sir James Wallace, but the fate of the Commander of the Ardent is not so clear.

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