William Dowers

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

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
30.1.1802 LieutenantCSORN
6.180626.1.1807Vigilant (8), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.18081809Express (6), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
30.3.1808 Capture of Desirade 
4.11.1808 CommanderCSORN
4.11.180812.1808Dromedary (20), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.11.18088.2.1809Demerara (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
12.12.180813.12.1808Action at St Pierre 
180910.10.1809Julia (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
28.1.180924.2.1809Capture of Martinique 
181024.9.1814Ringdove (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
24.9.1814 CaptainCSORN
24.9.181414.7.1815Talbot (18), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
12.18141815Wanderer (20), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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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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