James Hope R.N.
James Hope R.N.

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James Hope R.N.Explanation
Son of Rear-Admiral Sir George Johnstone Hope (1767-1818)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
8 March 1808 Born (Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire)
16 August 1838 Married, firstly, the Hon. Frederica (died 1856), daughter of Charles Kinnaird, eighth Lord Kinnaird
3 April 1846 C.B. (Companion of the Bath).
25 June 1859 Wounded during abortive attack on Peiho forts.
9 November 1860 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath).
28 March 1865 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
1877 Married, secondly, Elizabeth Reid, daughter of General Sir A. Cotton
9 June 1881 Died (Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire)
He attempted to get a special uniform for Scottish men serving in the navy, but after a brief trial it was found to be unsuitable.
Obituary in the Times newspaper
1 August 1820Entered the Royal Naval College
9 March 1827Lieutenant
26 February 1830Commander
28 June 1838Captain
19 November 1857Rear-Admiral
16 September 1864Vice-Admiral
21 January 1870Admiral
8 March 1878Retired Admiral
15 June 1879Retired Admiral of the Fleet
Date fromDate toService
13 July 183313 June 1838Commander in Racer, North America and West Indies
13 December 184417 June 1848Captain in Firebrand, south-east coast of America, including Anglo-French action in Uruguay
23 November 184913 October 1852Captain in Terrible, Mediterranean
10 February 185415 May 1857Captain in Majestic (from commissioning at Sheerness until paying off at Sheerness), the Baltic fleet during the Russian War, then the Mediterranean
25 January 18598 February 1862Commander-in-chief, East Indies and China (including last year of 2nd Anglo-Chinese War and British involvement in Taiping rebellion) (flag in Chesapeake)
7 January 186410 January 1867Commander-in-chief, North America and West Indies (flag in Duncan)
25 February 18691 March 1872Commander-in-chief, Portsmouth

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