James Watt


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1733ADM 107/5
First Known Service5.4.1755CSORN
Last Known Service3.9.1782CSORN
Date of Death3.9.1782 - Battle of TrincomaleeBWAS-1714
Cause of DeathEnemy actionCSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
11.4.1759 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/5/119RNLPC
24.6.1762 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/420CSORN
14.5.17663.2.1768Pearl (32), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/20/120ADM 6/20
10.5.177611.5.1777Eagle (64), Fifth Lieutenant ADM 6/21/491
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 22.12.1778
SNForum
23.11.1777 Commander ADM 6/21/509CSORN
23.11.177722.4.1778Delaware (28), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/509
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 10.2.1779
BWAS-1714
25.7.177829.9.1778Sulphur (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/509
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 10.2.1779
BWAS-1714
11.8.1778 Howe's encounter with d'Estaing 
13.9.177919.4.1780Worsley, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/26ADM 6/22
9.5.1781 Captain ADM 6/22/284CSORN
9.5.17813.9.1782Sultan (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/284ADM 6/22
12.4.1782 Battle of Providien 
6.7.1782 2nd Battle of Negapatam 
3.9.1782 Battle of Trincomalee 

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ADM 107/5ADM 107/5 1757-1762 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
SNForumSailing Navies (Forum) Web Site
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive

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