James Walker

Royal Navy officer during the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. James Walker

James Walker CB, CavTe was an officer of the Royal Navy. He served during the American War of Independence, and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, rising to the rank of Rear-Admiral. Walker spent his early years in the navy at first in British waters during the invasion scares of 1779, and then in North American waters where he saw action at most of the decisive naval battles of the war, particularly at the Chesapeake, St. Kitts and the Saintes.
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Birthday
1764
Deceased
13 July 1831
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Thoughts on Kevin Colbert, GM title - ESPN (blog)
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The Pittsburgh Steelers recently promoted Kevin Colbert to general manager. He was formerly the director of football operations for Pittsburgh. This is mostly a title switch. Colbert is the team's first general manager by label
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Steelers Week 3 preseason recap - ESPN (blog)
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The Pittsburgh Steelers were the last AFC North team to complete Week 3 of the preseason on Saturday night. Receiver Antonio Brown continues to be Pittsburgh's star of the preseason. The second-year standout lit up Atlanta with four
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Too early for Bengals, Andrew Luck chatter - ESPN (blog)
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Cincinnati Bengals fans are getting nervous after getting trounced 61-10 in the first two preseason games. Chris from Sandusky, Ohio, writes: James, if the Bengals are as bad as advertised -- and as they look so far -- would they have
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Thoughts on Troy Polamalu's future - ESPN (blog)
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That leaves Pittsburgh Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu as the last key player entering the final year of his contract. Will the Steelers also re-sign Polamalu this season? Although nothing is set in stone, I don't expect Pittsburgh to
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Source: Bengals, Leon Hall to talk deal - ESPN
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The Cincinnati Bengals will soon begin contract negotiations with starting cornerback Leon Hall, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN.com. Hall is entering the final year of his rookie deal and is scheduled to become an
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Walker's weekend mailbag: Roster battles - ESPN (blog)
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Chris from Bay City, Mich., wants to know which running backs will make the team for the Pittsburgh Steelers. James Walker: Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman are locks, Chris. From there, I think Mewelde Moore makes the team as the
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James Walker dismissal at Henry Fawcett School ruled unfair - BBC News
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James Walker was sacked from Henry Fawcett Primary School in Kennington over claims of bullying and after raising concerns about its budget. Lambeth Council was determined to remove him, the South London Employment Tribunal heard
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Treadmaster floor coverings from James Walker Australia selected for major ... - Ferret
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James Walker Australia 's Treadmaster floor coverings were recently used in a major Australian rail project that involved over 620 rolling stock carriages. The project, a joint venture of Downer EDI Rail and Hitachi,
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Roethlisberger 'fine' with James Harrison - ESPN (blog)
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According to former Pittsburgh Steeler and ESPN analyst Merril Hoge, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger spoke with teammate James Harrison this morning and is "fine" with the linebacker's recent comments
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James Walker plucked a red apple from Rob Young's Electric Eden - LeftLion
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Rob Young is the author of Electric Eden, an absolute behemoth of a book weighing in at 664 pages. It's a panoramic study of over a century of music-making in the British Isles that examines how folk has been adapted and transformed as it's been handed
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Walker's weekend mailbag - ESPN (blog)
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Rawleigh Brown from Birmingham, Ala., writes: With Ike Taylor seeking market value and both Carlos Rogers and Richard Marshall coming off of a so-so year, is it conceivable that my Steelers would take the money Taylor is asking for and
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LMS: James Walker Back With JMW For Imola - Motorsport.com
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lr is back in action next week, behind the wheel of the JMW Motorsport Ferrari 458 in the fast and furious Le Mans Series. The six-hour sportscar race gets underway on Sunday 3 July at Imola, one of Italy's most famous race tracks
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1831
    Age 67
    Rear-Admiral James Walker died at Blatchington, near Seaford, Sussex on 13 July 1831 at the age of 67, after a short illness.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1815
    Age 51
    He was nominated a Companion of the Bath on 4 June 1815, and was promoted to rear-admiral on 19 July 1821.
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  • 1814
    Age 50
    In September 1814 he took command of a squadron carrying the advance guard of an invasion force to occupy New Orleans under Major-General John Keane.
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    In the summer of 1814 Walker was selected to accompany the Duke of Clarence on his journey to Boulogne to collect Tsar Alexander I of Russia and King Frederick William III of Prussia.
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    On Walker's return to Britain he asked for, and received, orders to join the fleet in the North Sea. Still in command of Bedford, he took part in the blockade of Flushing under Admiral John Ferrier, narrowly avoiding being wrecked in a gale on 14 January 1814.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1807
    Age 43
    In October 1807 Walker was transferred to the 74-gun and was sent to Lisbon with Sir Sidney Smith.
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  • 1805
    Age 41
    He then received command of the 36-gun HMS Thalia on 1 March 1805 and escorted convoys to the East Indies and Quebec.
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  • 1804
    Age 40
    Walker was then given command of his prize, the Duquesne, on 2 March 1804, and sailed her from Jamaica to Chatham with only 160 men.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1803
    Age 39
    With the resumption of hostilities in 1803 he was assigned to the Blockade of Saint-Domingue, and captured the 44-gun French frigate Créole, bound for Port au Prince with 530 troops under General Morgan.
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  • 1802
    Age 38
    He continued to be employed, despite the drawdown of the navy following the Peace of Amiens, and received command of the 74-gun on 27 January 1802.
  • 1801
    Age 37
    Walker received an appointment to command the new 32-gun on 1 July 1801 and took a convoy of merchants to Jamaica.
  • 1798
    Age 34
    Walker took command of the 64-gun on 8 February 1798, before transferring in quick succession to the 56-gun, the 98-gun, the 90-gun and lastly the 50-gun on 7 October 1800.
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  • 1797
    Age 33
    He was appointed acting-captain of HMS Garland on 16 July 1797 and conveyed a Baltic-bound convoy of merchants as far as Elsinore.
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    There it was suggested that he wait in Britain, and with the Spanish declaration of war, Walker was reinstated on the navy list in March 1797 by an order in council.
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  • 1795
    Age 31
    He received an appointment on 15 July 1795 to the temporary command of the 50-gun, and was ordered to escort five East Indiamen to a safe latitude, and then to return to Spithead.
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    He went as a volunteer with Legge to, had a stint as acting commander of and in April 1795 he was in temporary command of the bomb vessel.
  • 1794
    Age 30
    Walker's role as signal lieutenant secured him promotion to commander on 6 July 1794.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1793
    Age 29
    On 24 June 1793 he transferred to the 32-gun, which was then under Captain the Honourable Arthur Kaye Legge, as first-lieutenant.
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  • 1792
    Age 28
    He left the ship in February 1792 and spent nearly a year at home.
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  • 1790
    Age 26
    He transferred to the 32-gun on 24 January 1790, serving in the English Channel under Captain Richard Fisher.
  • 1789
    Age 25
    Despite this, Walker returned to service in the Royal Navy in 1789, with an appointment on 11 September to the 24-gun, based at Leith under Captain Sampson Edwards.
  • 1788
    Age 24
    The outbreak of the Russo-Turkish War created a new opportunity for Walker, when in 1788 the Russians offered him command of a ship.
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  • 1787
    Age 23
    While in Vienna in 1787, news reached him of political troubles with the Dutch, and he began to journey back to England in hope of a commission.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1783
    Age 19
    After the end of the American War of Independence in 1783 Walker visited the continent, touring through France, Germany and Italy.
    Walker received his lieutenant's commission on 8 May 1783.
  • 1782
    Age 18
    He continued on aboard Torbay, and was present at the Action of 18 October 1782, when Torbay and encountered the French 74-gun Scipion.
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  • 1781
    Age 17
    Under Hood Walker saw action at the Battle of the Chesapeake on 5 September 1781, the Battle of St. Kitts on 26 July 1782, and the Battle of the Saintes on 12 April 1782.
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    Walker was appointed to act as lieutenant on 18 June 1781 and was assigned to HMS Torbay, part of Sir Samuel Hood's squadron despatched to North America.
    Walker continued to serve on her until June 1781, when he was transferred to the 98-gun, the flagship of Rear-Admiral Joshua Rowley.
  • 1777
    Age 13
    He went out to Jamaica in January 1777, but returned to British waters for service in the North Sea and then the English Channel with Sir Charles Hardy's fleet during the invasion crisis in 1779.
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  • 1776
    Age 12
    He entered the navy as a midshipman aboard the 32-gun on 18 December 1776, serving under Captain William Garnier.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1764
    Age 0
    James Walker was born in 1764, the son of James Walker of Innerdovat, Fife and his wife the novelist, Mary Leslie, the third daughter of Alexander Melville, 5th Earl of Leven.
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