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Lawrence, James

Born: 1781 AD
Died: 1813 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Naval Officer

1781 – He was born this year in Burlington, Burlington, New Jersey but raised in Woodbury, NJ, the son of John and Martha (Tallman) Lawrence.


1798 – Even though he studied law, he entered the United States Navy as a midshipman this year.


1802 – He was commissioned a lieutenant on April 6 of this year, and served aboard USS Enterprise in the Mediterranean.


1810 – He also took part in trials of an experimental spar torpedo. He was promoted to the rank of Master Commandant.


1812 – He and Hornet cruised actively, capturing the privateer Dolphin in July of this year.


1813 – He died and was buried with military honors in Halifax, Nova Scotia, but reentered at Trinity Church in New York City. He left behind a wife and daughter.