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James Scott (1790–1872)

James Scott
Born 18 June 1790
London, England
Died 2 March 1872
Cheltenham, England
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Battles/wars Napoleonic Wars,
War of 1812,
First Opium War
Awards CB, KCB

Admiral Sir James Scott, KCB (18 June 1790 – 2 March 1872), was a British officer in the Royal Navy. He served in the Napoleonic Wars, War of 1812, and the First Opium War.

Scott joined the Royal Navy in August 1803 on board HMS Phaeton under Captain George Cockburn.[1] On 3 May 1819, he married Caroline Ann.[2] He was promoted to Captain on 8 January 1828.[3] He wrote the three-volume Recollections of Naval Life (1834). On 29 June 1841, Scott was nominated a CB.[2] He was promoted to Admiral on 10 February 1865.[3] He was made a KCB on 10 November 1862. He died at Cheltenham, England, on 2 March 1872.[1]



  • Marshall, John (1832). Royal Naval Biography. Volume 3 (part 2). pp. 22–23, 445.

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