Sir James Gambier


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth13.10.1756 - New Providence, BahamasODNB
First Known Service1767ODNB
FatherJohn Gambier, Lieutenant-governor or the BahamasODNB
MotherDeborah StilesODNB
WifeLouisa MatthewODNB
Uncle James Gambier (1723-1789)ODNB
UncleLord Charles Middleton (1st Baron Barham) (1726-1813)ref:676
Last Known Service23.7.1830ODNB
Date of Death19.4.1833 - Iver, BuckinghamshireODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17671770Yarmouth (64), Midshipmanref:676
17706.3.1772Salisbury (50), Midshipmanref:676
1772 Chatham (50), Midshipmanref:676
12.2.1777 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/285CSORN
9.3.1778 Commander ADM 6/21/376CSORN
9.3.177814.8.1778Thunder (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/376BWAS-1714
22.7.1778 Encounter at Sandy Hook 
9.10.1778 Captain ADM 6/21/567CSORN
9.10.177824.4.1781Raleigh (32), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 24.10.1778 ADM 6/21/566
Issued by James Gambier (1723-1789), North America
Commission confirmed 9.6.1779
BWAS-1714
13.5.1779 Action in Cancale Bay 
27.10.178131.1.1782Endymion (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/357ADM 6/22
7.1788 Married LouisaODNB
6.5.179323.9.1794Defence (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/236BWAS-1714
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
23.9.179411.1794Prince George (98), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 11.10.1794 ADM 6/25/88BWAS-1714
7.3.179518.2.1801Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB
1.6.1795 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/180CSORN
14.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.1.1801 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
4.18011802Neptune (98), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
7.180212.1803Isis (50), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
23.4.1804 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
15.5.18049.2.1806Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
9.11.1805 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
7.18071808Prince of Wales (98), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
15.8.18077.9.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen 
18081.1809Ville de Paris (110), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
3.18081811Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English ChannelE-WIKI
2.18094.1809Caledonia (120), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
31.7.1810 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
4.6.1814 Admiral of the RedCSORN
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the BathTKE1
7.6.1815 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bathref:676
23.7.1830 Admiral of the FleetTRN3


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