James Paterson Bower


NationalityBritish 
RolesSailor 
Date of Birth1806CSORN
First Known Service1820/05/06CSORN
Last Known Service1863/09/12CSORN
Date of Death1889

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1820/05/06 Entered the NavyNBD1849
1826 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationNBD1849
1827/01/10 LieutenantNBD1849
1838/07/101841/05/06Samarang (28), LieutenantBWAS-1714
1841/05/06 CommanderNBD1849
1843/12/231845/07/23Hecate (4), as Commanding OfficerNBD1849
1845/07/23 CaptainNBD1849
1845/07/23 Placed on Half-PayNBD1849
1863/09/12 Superannuated Rear-AdmiralBG

Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
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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