George Bowen


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service17.3.1799CSORN
Last Known Service1.7.1851CSORN
Date of Death1872CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17.3.1799 Entered the NavyNBD1849
17.3.179914.1.1800Bulldog (8), SupernumeraryBWAS-1714
14.1.18001801Theseus (74), MidshipmanBWAS-1714
18052.1806Namur (74), Master's MateBWAS-1714
4.11.1805 Battle of Cape Ortegal 
7.2.1806 LieutenantCSORN
7.2.180610.11.1807Conqueror (74), LieutenantBWAS-1714
10.11.18072.11.1808Kangaroo (16), LieutenantBWAS-1714
2.11.18085.5.1809Thames (32), LieutenantBWAS-1714
5.5.180920.1.1810Dreadnought (98), LieutenantBWAS-1714
20.1.18102.5.1810Dictator (64), LieutenantBWAS-1714
2.5.181015.6.1814Apollo (36), First LieutenantBWAS-1714
13.2.1812 Capture of the Merinos 
21.12.1812 On the 21st of December, 1812, the British 38-gun frigate Apollo, Captain Bridges Watkinson Taylor, accompanied by the brig-sloop Weasel, chased a trabaccolo under the protection of the tower of St.-Cataldo. As this tower was reputed to be the strongest between Brindisi and Otranto, Captain Taylor resolved to attempt its destruction. The boats of the two vessels were accordingly detached on that service, under the orders of Lieutenants George Bowen and Michael Quin. The enemy became so much discouraged at having Murat's Neapolitan colours cut down by the first shot from the Apollo's barge, that the tower was carried without the assistance of the ships or the slightest loss. It contained a telegraph, three carriage-guns, and three swivels, and was blown up.W005
18.1.18133.2.1813Attacks on Lagusta and Curzola 
27.5.1813 Action of 1813-05-27 
13.2.1814 Surrender of Paxo 
15.6.1814 CommanderCSORN
15.6.1814 Placed on Half-PayW005
1.7.1851 Superannuated CaptainCSORN


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