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|Date from||Date to||Event||Source|
|24.12.1780||Lieutenant ADM 6/22/406||CSORN|
|1796||10.1796||Scorpion (16), Commander and Commanding Officer||BWAS-1714|
|1800||Nymphe (36), Captain and Commanding Officer||BWAS-1714|
|1809||Bellona (74), Captain and Commanding Officer||BWAS-1714|
|11.4.1809||Battle of the Basque Roads|
|28.7.1809||4.9.1809||Expedition to the Scheldt|
|7.1810||10.1810||Africa (64), Captain and Commanding Officer||BWAS-1714|
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.