Royal Naval Biography/Montagu, James
JAMES MONTAGU, Esq.
[Post-Captain of 1824.]
This officer, the youngest son of the late Admiral Sir George Montagu, G.C.B., was born April 10th, 1791, and made a lieutenant Aug. 17th, 1810 ; previous to which he had assisted at the capture and destruction of a French convoy in the bay of Rosas, by the boats of the squadron under Captain Hallowell (now Sir Benjamin H. Carew). We next find him serving under Captain Murray Maxwell, at the capture of la Pomone frigate, from Corfu bound to Trieste, Nov. 29th, 1811. His subsequent appointments were, Aug. 23d, 1813, to the Sceptre 74, bearing the flag of Rear-Admiral Cockburn, on the North American station; June 7th, 1814, to the command of the Adder sloop; Mar. 31st, 1819, to the Brisk of 10 guns; and April 9th, 1813, to the Rifleman 18; in which vessel he was serving, on the Halifax station, when promoted to the rank of captain, July 17th 1824.
Agent.– Sir F. M. Ommanney.