John Hayes

First Known Service1793/10/07CSORN
Last Known Service1815/07CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1793/10/07 LieutenantNBD1849
17981799Lark (16), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1799/03/01 CommanderNBD1849
1799/03/011799/04Rattler (16), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1799/061801/05Swallow (16), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1802/031802/04/29Tisiphone (8), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1802/04/29 CaptainNBD1849
1802/04/291804Bordelais (24), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1802/071803/06Circe (28), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1805/061807/04Bombay (32), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1808/121809/02Valiant (74), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1809/051811/08Alfred (74), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1809/091810/12Freya (38), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1809/12/131809/12/18Actions of December 1809 
1812/071812/09Magnificent (74), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1813 Maida (74), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1813/011815/07Majestic (74), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714


CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by Tom Spinks on Sunday 29th of January 2017 00:40

During a storm while acting as (temporary) Captain of the Magnificent in December 1812, he performed an extraordinary feat of coolness, instructing his men to carry out a skilful piece of seamanship which saved the vessel and crew from almost certain wreck (and death) while anchored (within firing range of the enemy!) in the Basque Roads, Western France. He was henceforth nicknamed in the Navy "Magnificent Hayes"!

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