John Bowker

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1.12.1770NBD1849
First Known Service3.8.1785NBD1849
WifeMary BeckfordNBD1849
Last Known Service11.1819NBD1849
Date of Death1847NBD1849

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
3.8.1785 Entered the NavyNBD1849
10.7.1794 LieutenantCSORN
10.7.17948.12.1794San Fiorenzo (36), LieutenantNBD1849
8.12.179428.3.1799Mars (74), LieutenantNBD1849
16.6.179517.6.1795First Battle of Groix 
21.4.1798 Mars vs Hercule 
28.3.179927.11.1800Prince (98), LieutenantNBD1849
27.11.18008.6.1803Prince George (98), LieutenantNBD1849
1801 Married MaryNBD1849
8.6.18031806San Josef (114), First LieutenantNBD1849
180623.3.1807Atalante (18), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
180712.2.1807Atalante (16), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
23.3.1807 CommanderCSORN
23.3.18078.1807Ferret (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
12.18071.1808Epervier (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
1.1808 InvalidedNBD1849
8.8.18093.9.1810Aetna (8), Commander and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
3.9.181024.2.1811Wizard (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
24.2.181116.8.1811San Josef (114), Acting Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
16.8.1811 CaptainCSORN
16.8.1811 Placed on Half-PayNBD1849
12.2.181711.1819Sir Francis Drake (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
1825 Appointed to command the ordinary at Plymouth until 1828NBD1849
13.7.18441850Appointed Captain of Greenwich HospitalNBD1849


NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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