Gambier, James, Baron
Gambier, James, Baron
GAMBIER, JAMES, BARON. (1756–1833). British admiral and evangelist. Nephew of James Gambier and son of the lieutenant governor of the Bahamas, Gambier was born in New Providence (modern Nassau) on 13 October 1756. He went to sea at an early age and on 12 February 1777 became a lieutenant on the American station. In 1778 he was in command of the bomb ketch Thunder when it was captured by Estaing. Promptly exchanged, on 9 October he was made post in the Raleigh (thirty-two guns). In her he took several prizes, participated in the May 1779 expedition to relieve Jersey, and in May 1780 was present at the fall of Charleston. He served in the French wars of 1793–1815, being awarded a peerage in 1807 and rising to admiral of the fleet in 1830. A devout Anglican evangelical, he zealously cared for the spiritual needs of his crews and in retirement became first president of the Church Missionary Society.
SEE ALSO Gambier, James.
revised by John Oliphant
"Gambier, James, Baron." Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History. . Encyclopedia.com. (January 20, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/gambier-james-baron
"Gambier, James, Baron." Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History. . Retrieved January 20, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/gambier-james-baron
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.