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William Dowers


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service30.1.1802CSORN
Last Known Service14.7.1815CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
30.1.1802 LieutenantCSORN
6.180626.1.1807
Vigilant (8) 1806-1807
British 8 Gun
Unrated Schooner
1806 Renamed "Subtle"
, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
3.18081809
Express (6) 1800-1813
British 6 Gun
Unrated Schooner
, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
30.3.1808 Capture of Desirade 
4.11.1808 CommanderCSORN
4.11.180812.1808
Dromedary (20) 1805-1864
British 20 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1806 Renamed "Dromedary"
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
4.11.18088.2.1809
Demerara (16) 1806-1813
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
12.12.180813.12.1808Action at St Pierre 
180910.10.1809
Julia (16) 1806-1817
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
28.1.180924.2.1809Capture of Martinique 
181024.9.1814
Ringdove (16) 1806-1829
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
24.9.1814 CaptainCSORN
24.9.181414.7.1815
Talbot (18) 1807-1815
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
12.18141815
Wanderer (20) 1806-1817
British 20 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793


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Posted by Brian on Thursday 15th of May 2014 17:19

The Gentleman's magazine. v.121 1817.
Dec. 26, At St. Vincent's, in the West Indies, aged 31, William Dowers esq. Capt. R.N. He had the honour of rescuing and escorting from Bourdeaux, in his Majesty's ship Wanderer, the Duchess D'Angouleme, with many of the most distinguished character now at the French court in the suite; and after experiencing the most severe and adverse gales for ten days, was obliged to land her at St. Sebastian's in Spain, where her Royal Highness appropriately, the name of the ship observed was indeed similar to her own fate: however , ultimately, he brought her Royal Highness to the friendly shores of Britain, and landed her safe at Plymouth. From the above service, he had the honour of being appointed to command one of the ships selected to attend upon the Princess Charlotte of Wales at Plymouth.

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