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James Colville

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Officer of the British Navy

The Honorable James Colville

 

Personal Details

Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Father's NameJohn Colville, 6th Lord Colville of Culross001
Mother's NameElizabeth Johnston001
BrotherVice-Admiral Alexander Colville001
Date of Death1761-01-01

 

Naval Service Details

Midshipman

DateShipNotes

 

Lieutenant

DateShipNotes

 

Commander

DateShipNotes
1758QueenboroughCommanded at the Battle of CuddaloreB057

 

Captain

DateShipNotes
17 October 1758NewcastleCommanded at the Battle of NegapatamB057
1759SunderlandCommanded at the Battle of PondicherryB057
1761-01-01SunderlandThe ship foundered in a cyclone off Pondicherry, captain Colville was drownedB051

 

Other Details

 

Actions & Battles

DateSource
29 April 1758Battle of Cuddalore
3 August 1758Battle of Negapatam
10 September 1759Battle of Pondicherry

 

Notes

James Colville was unmarried.

At the time of his death James Colville's commission as Post Captain had not been ratified, so technically he was a lieutenant onlyB051

 

 

Sources

001The Peerage
B051Biographia NavalisJohn Charnock
B057British Warships In The Age Of Sail 1714-1792Rif Winfield

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