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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
179610.1796
Scorpion (16) 1785-1802
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
13.9.1797 CaptainCSORN
1800 
Nymphe (36) 1780-1810
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
1809 
Bellona (74) 1760-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
11.4.1809 Battle of the Basque Roads 
28.7.18094.9.1809Expedition to the Scheldt 
7.181010.1810
Africa (64) 1781-1814
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-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.




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