Royal Naval Biography/Irwin, James
JAMES IRWIN, Esq.
Was a midshipman on board the Royal George, first rate, bearing the flag of Rear-Admiral Kempenfelt, when that ship unfortunately sunk at Spithead, in Aug. 1782. We next find him serving as first lieutenant of the Ville de Paris 110, and obtaining promotion, on the hauling down of Admiral Cornwallis’s flag, in April 1802. He subsequently served as agent of transports, and received the thanks of Rear-Admiral George Murray, for his services before Buenos Ayres. In 1808, he commissioned the Rinaldo, a new 10-gun brig, fitting out for the Downs station. This officer died in 1825.