Open main menu

Royal Naval Biography/M‘Farland, James


Acted as signal-lieutenant of Lord Howe’s flag-ship, the Queen Charlotte, at the memorable battle of June 1st, 1794; received his first commission soon after the return of the victorious fleet to Spithead; subsequently served under Captain (now Sir William) Hotham, in the Lancaster 64, on the Cape of Good Hope station; and was there appointed acting commander of the Penguin sloops in June, 1802. He obtained his present rank on the 18th June, 1803, and was afterwards employed on the Sea-Fencible service.