Document: The Brief Naval Career of John Hill James

By courtesy of W.E. May, published August 1954


This article uses family papers to describe the naval career of James, who ran away to sea in 1806 aged 16 and joined the Unicorn. She sailed for South America and he was wounded, losing his right arm, in the action against Montevideo in 1807. He was sent home early in 1807 on the Leda and discharged from Haslar to his uncle’s care within weeks.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Popular Topics | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Biography | Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies

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