John Aitken Blow


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service29.5.1784CSORN
Father Samuel Blow (d.1801)NBD1849
Last Known Service7.3.1842CSORN
Date of Death20.12.1848NBD1849

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
29.5.1784 Entered the NavyNBD1849
24.1.1791 Bombay Castle (74), MidshipmanNBD1849
1795 Hannibal (74), MidshipmanNBD1849
17957.1797Pegase (74), MidshipmanNBD1849
7.179719.10.1797Success (32), Acting LieutenantNBD1849
19.10.1797 LieutenantCSORN
19.10.17977.1798Success (32), LieutenantNBD1849
7.17985.1799Alliance (14), First LieutenantNBD1849
17991800Foudroyant (80), LieutenantNBD1849
5.179912.1799Alliance (14), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
18.2.1800 Capture of the Généreux 
31.3.1800 Capture of the Guillaume Tell 
20.1.180110.5.1803Ambuscade (36), LieutenantNBD1849
180624.4.1810Charger (12), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
9.6.1808 Action off Saltholm 
4.18101812Tigress (14), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
24.4.181030.10.1811Algerine (10), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
29.10.1811 LieutenantCSORN
30.10.1811 Dismseed from the Algerine by sentence of Court MartialNBD1849
19.2.1812 Appointed to the Impress Service at FolkstoneNBD1849
8.1813 Left the Impress ServiceNBD1849
1.1.182627.3.1826Contest (12), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
27.3.1826 CommanderNBD1849
23.4.18341836Temeraire (98), CommanderNBD1849
18365.1837Temeraire (98), NBD1849
7.3.1842 CaptainNBD1849
7.3.1842 Placed on Half-PayNBD1849


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Posted by Richard Carruthers-Zurowski on Wednesday 3rd of February 2021 10:26

Three mentions in death notices:
1) "The London Evening Standard", 23 January 1849, p. 4, col. 6 mistakenly calls him Capt. John Arthur Blow, R.N. and gives a brief biography under the heading of news for "The Navy", viz.: "Captain John Arthur Blow (1842), a lieutenant of 1797, and commander of 1826, died last week. He was lieutenant of the Foudroyant at the capture of the Guillaume, in 1800, and wounded; commanded the Charger, brig, at Copenhagen, 1807; and the Algerine, in action with the Danish flotilla in Norway, in 1811."
2) "The Saint James's Chronicle", London, 23 January 1849, p. 3, col. 7, gives exactly the same details in which the mistaken middle name is repeated under the same news heading.
3) "The Hampshire Telegraph", Portsmouth, Hants., 27 January 1849, p. 5, col. 5, sub "Died." in the regular Births, Marriages, and Deaths Announcements, repeats this error in nomenclature without the additional career details, viz.: "BLOW--Last week, Captain John Arthur Blow, R.N."

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