John Hayes

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service7.10.1793CSORN
Last Known Service7.1815CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
7.10.1793 LieutenantNBD1849
17981799Lark (16), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1.3.1799 CommanderNBD1849
1.3.17994.1799Rattler (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
6.17995.1801Swallow (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.180229.4.1802Tisiphone (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
29.4.1802 CaptainNBD1849
29.4.18021804Bordelais (24), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
7.18026.1803Circe (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
6.18054.1807Bombay (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
12.18082.1809Valiant (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
5.18098.1811Alfred (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
9.180912.1810Freya (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
13.12.180918.12.1809Actions of December 1809 
7.18129.1812Magnificent (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1813 Maida (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1.18137.1815Majestic (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British 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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