John Douglas entered the Navy 14 April, 1812; passed his examination in
1818; and obtained his commission 21 June, 1826.
His appointments appear
to have been – 18 Sept. 1828, to the Coast Blockade, while in which
service his name was successively borne on the books of the Ramillies and
Talavera 74’s, Capt. Hugh Pigot – 15 April, 1831, to the Coast Guard – and
16 Dec. 1835, 24 Sept. 1833, and 5 Aug. 1841, to the command, on the
Channel, South American, and Falmouth stations, of the Speedy cutter,
Cockatrice schooner(1), and Swift brig, the latter of
which he left in Jan. 1847.
Lieut. Douglas was awarded, 18 Dec. 1843, a
pension for wounds of 12l. (£12)
|14 April 1812
|21 June 1826
|5 February 1858
|16 December 1835
||Lieutenant commander in Speedy, English Channel
|24 September 1836
||Lieutenant commander in Cockatrice, South America
|5 July 1841
||Lieutenant commander in Swift, Falmouth
1. Cockatrice was paid off in Chatham, Lt
Commander John Douglas commanding, in 1840.
2. Could this be the
John Douglas with a
memorial in Walmer Church?
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