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Royal Naval Biography/Kains, John


Was made a lieutenant in July, 1807, and promoted to his present rank, while serving as first of the Warrior 74, Captain Lord Torrington, Jan. 8th, 1814. On the 13th July in the preceding year, he commanded that ship’s launch, and displayed great bravery, at the capture of a Danish national lugger, mounting three six pounders, under a heavy fire of musketry from the shore, to which her crew had escaped after setting her on fire. On the 30th Nov. following, he had the honor of steering the boat which conveyed H.S.H. the Prince of Orange (now King of Holland) from the Warrior to the Dutch shore[1].

Commander Kains married, Feb. 2d, 1814, Miss Gold, of Gillingham, co. Kent.