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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 GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1800
ODNB
Uncle
Lord Charles Middleton (1st Baron Barham)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1806
ref:676
Last Known Service23.7.1830ODNB
Date of Death19.4.1833 - Iver, BuckinghamshireODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17671770
Yarmouth (64) 1745-1811
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
ref:676
17706.3.1772
Salisbury (50) 1769-1796
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
ref:676
1772 
Chatham (50) 1758-1814
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1810 Renamed "Tilbury"
, Midshipman
ref:676
12.2.1777 LieutenantCSORN
9.3.1778 CommanderCSORN
9.3.177814.8.1778
Thunder (8) 1757-1778
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
1775 Renamed "Thunder"
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/376
BWAS-1714
22.7.1778 Encounter at Sandy Hook 
9.10.1778 CaptainCSORN
9.10.177824.4.1781
Raleigh (32) 1778-1783
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 24.10.1778 ADM 6/21/566
Issued by
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1800
, North America
Confirmed 9.6.1779
BWAS-1714
13.5.1779 Action in Cancale Bay 
27.10.178131.1.1782
Endymion (44) 1779-1790
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/357
ADM 6/22
7.1788 Married LouisaODNB
6.5.179323.9.1794
Defence (74) 1762-1811
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/236
BWAS-1714
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
23.9.179411.1794
Prince George (98) 1772-1817
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 11.10.1794 ADM 6/25/88
BWAS-1714
7.3.179518.2.1801Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB
1.6.1795 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
14.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.1.1801 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
4.18011802
Neptune (98) 1797-1818
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
7.180212.1803
Isis (50) 1774-1810
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-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
7.18071808
Prince of Wales (98) 1794-1822
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1793
15.8.18077.9.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen 
18081.1809
Ville de Paris (110) 1795-1845
British 110 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1793
3.18081811Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English ChannelE-WIKI
2.18094.1809
Caledonia (120) 1808-1875
British 120 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1856 Renamed "Dreadnought"
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-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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