James Athol Wood

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1756CSORN
First Known Service18.10.1778CSORN
Last Known Service19.7.1821CSORN
Date of Death7.1829 - HampsteadCSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
18.10.1778 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/569CSORN
1.5.178111.7.1781Squirrel (20), Lieutenantref:559
8.7.1795 CommanderCSORN
9.179527.3.1797Favorite (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
16.2.179717.2.1797Capture of Trinidad 
27.3.1797 CaptainCSORN
27.3.17978.1797San Damaso (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.179826.7.1798Garland (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.18024.1803Acasta (40), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
6.18035.1805Acasta (40), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
12.18051.1806Uranie (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.18061809Latona (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
11.18087.1809Captain (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
28.1.180924.2.1809Capture of Martinique 
10.2.1809 Capture of the Junon 
14.3.180917.3.1809Capture of the d'Hautpoult 
1.11.1809 Appointed Knight BachelorEWIKI
181012.1810Neptune (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.6.1815 Appointed Companion of the Companion of the Order of the BathEWIKI
19.7.1821 Rear-AdmiralEWIKI


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ref:559Australlian RoyaltyMarion PurnellWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site

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Posted by Brian on Monday 15th of February 2016 00:56

Rear-Adm Sir J.A. Wood (extract from Obituary) July 1829 at Hampstead, aged 73, Rear Admiral Sir James Athol Wood; was the third son of Alexander Wood, of Perth; entered the Navy at an early age; engaged in the defence of Quebec in 1776, the reduction of Charlestown in 1780. The memorable battle between Rodney and De Grasse in 1782 in which he was second Lieutenant of the Anson 64 guns; later, after his return to England Lieut. Wood was advanced to the rank of Commander and was appointed to the Favourite sloop of war; January 1797 was engaged in the seizure of the Island of Trinidad.

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