Stair Douglas


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service24.12.1780CSORN
Last Known Service10.1810CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
24.12.1780 Lieutenant ADM 6/22/406CSORN
12.11.1795 CommanderCSORN
179610.1796Scorpion (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
13.9.1797 CaptainCSORN
1800 Nymphe (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1809 Bellona (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
11.4.1809 Battle of the Basque Roads 
28.7.18094.9.1809Expedition to the Scheldt 
7.181010.1810Africa (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714

Notes on Officer


BiographyRNB1823

This officer is a grandson of the late Sir John Douglas, of Kilhead, Bart. We are unable to give any further account of his services than that he served as a Midshipman during the American war, with his uncle, the late Captain Stair Douglas; received his first commission as a Lieutenant from Lord Rodney; was promoted to the rank of Commander in the Scorpion sloop of war, on the Jamaica station, in 1795; became a Post-Captain, Sept. 13, 1797; obtained the command of the Nymphe frigate, in 1800; and commanded the Bellona, of 74 guns, forming part of Lord Gambier’s fleet on the memorable 11th April, 1809. His promotion to the rank of Rear-Admiral took place July 19, 1821. He married, July 1802, Anne, daughter of John Payne, of Stubington House, co. Hants, Esq.



Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book

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