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John Hayes


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

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
7.10.1793 LieutenantNBD1849
17981799
Lark (16) 1794-1809
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
1.3.1799 CommanderNBD1849
1.3.17994.1799
Rattler (16) 1795-1815
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
6.17995.1801
Swallow (16) 1795-1802
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
3.180229.4.1802
Tisiphone (16) 1781-1816
British 16 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
29.4.1802 CaptainNBD1849
29.4.18021804
Bordelais (24) 1799-1804
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Post Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
7.18026.1803
Circe (28) 1785-1803
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
6.18054.1807
Bombay (32) 1805-1857
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1808 Renamed "Ceylon"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
12.18082.1809
Valiant (74) 1807-1843
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
5.18098.1811
Alfred (74) 1778-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
9.180912.1810
Freya (38) 1807-1816
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
13.12.180918.12.1809Actions of December 1809 
7.18129.1812
Magnificent (74) 1806-1843
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
1813 
Maida (74) 1806-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
1.181324.6.1815
Majestic (74) 1785-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 23.1.1813
BWAS-1714


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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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