James Alms

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth15.7.1728 - Gosport ODNB
First Known Service25.3.1739ODNB
A.K.A.AlmesADM 6/19
FatherJohn AlmsODNB
SonJames Alms (c.1755-1816)ADM 6/24
SonGeorge Pigot Alms (d.1782)ODNB
Last Known Service5.7.1784ODNB
Date of Death8.6.1791 - Chichester ODNB
Burial14.6.1791 - Chichester Cathedral, Chichester ODNB

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
13.3.1744/45 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/46RNB1823
13.3.1744/4514.5.1749Namur (90), MidshipmanODNB
14.5.1749 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/37CSORN
23.3.175910.7.1761Mars (74), First Lieutenant ADM 6/19/48ODNB
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
10.7.1761 Commander ADM 6/19/328CSORN
10.7.176126.10.1761Flamborough Prize (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/328BWAS-1714
9.11.176124.7.1762Ferret (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/362BWAS-1714
7.1.176210.2.1762Operations against Martinique 
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
25.7.176211.7.1763Alarm (32), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17.8.176212.8.1763Cygnet (18), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/523
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies
Commission confirmed 2.8.1763
ADM 6/19
20.6.1765 Captain ADM 6/20/78CSORN
20.6.176525.8.1766Levant (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/78ADM 6/20
31.5.17708.12.1772Montreal (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/279BWAS-1714
8.12.177225.6.1773Pallas (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/499
Issued by Sir Peter Denis (1st Baronet of St Mary's) (c.1713-1778), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 14.6.1773
1776 Captain for the Impress Service in Sussex - England ODNB
1776 Appointed to the Impress Service at SussexODNB
1.7.1779 Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104
25.9.17805.7.1784Monmouth (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/175BWAS-1714
16.4.1781 Battle of Porto Praya 
17.2.1782 Battle of Sadras 
12.4.1782 Battle of Providien 
6.7.1782 2nd Battle of Negapatam 
3.9.1782 Battle of Trincomalee 
20.6.1783 2nd Battle of Cuddalore 


ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document

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