James Paterson Bower R.N.
James Paterson Bower R.N.

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James Paterson Bower R.N.Explanation
Son of Graham Bower (1779-1844)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1806 Born (Kincaldrum Angus, Scotland)
22 May 1844 Married Barbara (1827-1920) daughter of John Richard Hickson (1782-1850)
7 August 1889 Died (Edinburgh)
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
10 January 1837Lieutenant
6 May 1841Commander
23 July 1845Captain
12 September 1863Retired Rear-Admiral
27 February 1870Retired Vice-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
21 July 183026 December 1830Acting lieutenant in Mersey, commanded by Captain George William Conway Courtenay, Jamaica
27 December 183014 April 1831Acting lieutenant in NimbleExternal link, Jamaica
12 January 183711 January 1838Lieutenant in Dublin, Captain William Tait, south-east coast of America, flag-ship of Rear-Admiral Sir Graham Eden Hamond
12 January 183827 June 1838Lieutenant in Wizard, commanded by Lieutenant Thomas Frederick Birch, south-east coast of America
28 June 183825 August 1841Lieutenant in Samarang, commanded by Captain William Broughton then Captain James Scott, south-east coast of America, then East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war)
23 December 184313 June 1845Commander in Hecate, particular service
14 June 184523 July 1845Commander (2ic) in William and Mary, commanded by Commodore Francis Augustus Collier, Woolwich, and Superintendent of Woolwich Dockyard

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