James Richard Dacres

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth2.1749 - Gibraltar TRN3
First Known Service2.1762TRN3
FatherRichard Dacresref:616
MotherMary Batemanref:616
WifeEleanor Blandford PearceEWIKI
SonJames Richard Dacres (1788-1853)EWIKI
SonBarrington Dacres (d.1806)EWIKI
NephewWilliam Furlong Wiseref:676
BrotherSir Richard Dacres (1761-1837)ref:616
Last Known Service28.4.1808TRN3
Date of Death6.1.1810TRN3
Cause of DeathFall from a horseTRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
2.17621763Active (28), Midshipmanref:616
17.3.1769 Lieutenant ADM 6/20/232CSORN
6.177625.11.1776Carlton (12), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
25.11.1776 Commander ADM 6/21/236CSORN
25.11.17765.9.1777Sylph (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/236BWAS-1714
1.8.1777 Married EleanorEWIKI
5.9.177717.12.1778Ceres (18), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
13.9.1780 Captain ADM 6/22/169CSORN
13.9.178021.8.1782Perseus (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/169BWAS-1714
21.8.178230.12.1782Orpheus (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/531ref:616
30.12.178212.5.1783Aurora (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/567BWAS-1714
20.3.17931795Sceptre (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/222BWAS-1714
4.1.17944.6.1794Operations against San Domingo 
3.17952.1799Barfleur (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerODNB
23.6.1795 Action of Ile Groix 
14.2.1797 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent 
5.179825.5.1798Foudroyant (80), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
14.2.1799 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.1.1801 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
18021803Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PlymouthEWIKI
18031805Franchise (36), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiralref:616
6.180310.1803Foudroyant (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
11.18033.1804Courageux (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1793
18041808Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaEWIKI
23.4.1804 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
18051806Hercule (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1793
9.11.1805 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
28.4.1808 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN


TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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