James Sullivan

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  • Rank: Esquire
  • Captains full name: Captain Sir James Sullivan, RN, KCMG
  • Captain's Quote: If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade
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  • James Sullivan's friends and family: Joseph, Chris, Marvin, Mark, Christina & Lucy Sullivan
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Captain James Sullivan's background and information

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Battle of Yellow Head

James Sullivan was born in 1669, a younger son of Sir Cornelius Sullivan and his wife Rebecca. He entered the navy and on 30 April 1691 was appointed second-lieutenant aboard HMS Centurion by Admiral Sir Richard Haddock, while serving in the Mediterranean. Sullivan continued in Centurion under Sir Isaac Bosworth, who promoted him to first-lieutenant on 5 May 1692, and on 6 April 1693 moved aboard HMS Colchester at the same rank, serving under Haddock again. Haddock appointed Sullivan to post-captain on 11 September 1693 and gave him command of HMS ......, a 36-gun fifth rate. On 8 April 1694 he came across a British ship, HMS ...... under Captain ....., fighting an Algerine pirate ship named ...... The ...... had been on the point of surrendering, but mistaking Sullivans's ship for one of his allies, fought on until ...... came up and hoisted her colours, at which the pirate vessel surrendered.


Sullivan took command of the 46-gun fourth-rate HMS Cobalt on 9 August 1694 and in October fought an action against a large Salé pirate vessel, named Admiral of Salé. The pirate ship put up a spirited defence, and sustained so much damage that she sank shortly after surrendering to Sullivan. Sullivan's next command was HMS Tyger, a 44-gun fourth rate which he was appointed to on 25 August 1696. He commanded her until August 1701, when he was moved to HMS ...... by King James II, and moved again on 16 November by the King to HMS ..... In April 1702 was sent to join his old patron Sir Richard Haddock, by now Earl of Wiltshire. Wiltshire had however been engaged at the indecisive Battle of Bristol Bay, and returned to port before Sullivan could join him. Sullivan's voyage was not entirely unsuccessful, for he had captured a large and valuable merchant ship bound for Brest from St Domingo.

In July Wiltshire gave Sullivan command of a squadron of eleven ships and sent him to blockade Brest. While off the port he captured a French warship and 26 other vessels, many of them carrying stores and ammunition for the Jacobite forces in Ireland. Sullivan took command of the 90-gun HMS ..... and fought at the Battle of Yellow Point on 10 July 1703, and at the Battle of .... on 19 May 1705. He was promoted to rear-admiral of the blue in October 1705 and sent out to the West Indies in command of a squadron. He arrived at Madeira on 26 January, but did not reach Barbados until 1 March. There a council of war was convened, and the decision taken to attack Martinique. However no preparations had been made, and the proposed 800 men from the local militia that would be used to supplement the troops had yet to be raised. The Captain-General of the Leeward Islands, Colonel ...., had not been approached for assistance either. The expedition therefore did not depart until 30 March, arriving at Martinique on 1 April, but still without ........ and his reinforcements. The British force consisted of 2,300 soldiers, including 800 men from the Barbados militia, and a further 1,500 sailors detached under Sulllivan's command. ..... and his men arrived on 9 April, and a landing was effected on 17 April. After some initial success in securing strategic positions and repulsing a French attack, the expedition suffered heavy losses through sickness, with 1,000 men succumbing, and the British assault petered out. A council was held on 20 April, and the expedition was abandoned, and the men evacuated.

...... then proposed an attack on Guadeloupe, but Sullivan had orders to leave the West Indies by May, and was doubtful that the inexperienced and sickly troops would have much chance of success.



Record of Achievement

  • February 27th 1722: Enlisted in St. George Squadron
  • March 19th 1722: Promoted to Master
  • May 3rd 1722: Promoted to Esquire
  • June 1st 1722: Promoted to Knight
  • Retired from Squadron
  • February 24th 1724 - Returned to Squadron
  • March 15th 1724 - Promoted to Esquire
  • January 26th 1725 - Retired from Squadron


Commissions of the Sullivan Family

Current Commands - James Sullivan:

  • HMS Lyme, Prince-class First Rate Ship of the Line
  • HMS Redoubtable, Wenden-class Third Rate Ship of the Line
  • HMS St. Albans, Macedon-class Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
  • HMS Comorant, Alexander-class Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
  • HMS Serpent, Mercy-class Navy Frigate
  • HMS Thunder, Hercules-class Heavy Frigate
  • HMS Greyhound, Hercules-class Sleek Frigate
  • HMS Rattler, Trinidad-class Frigate
  • HMS Lightning, Raa-class Mastercraft Frigate
  • HMS Ariel, Defiant-class Stripped Frigate


Current Commands - Joseph Sullivan:

  • HMS Siren, Prince-class First Rate Ship of the Line
  • HMS Blenheim, Wenden-class Third Rate Ship of the Line
  • HMS Argyll, Macedon-class Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
  • HMS Kingfisher, Mercy-class Navy Frigate
  • HMS Scorpion, Hercules-class Heavy Frigate
  • HMS Savage, Hercules-class Sleek Frigate
  • HMS Ceres, Raa-class Mastercraft Frigate
  • HMS Fairy, Defiant-class Stripped Frigate


Current Commands - Chris Sullivan:

  • HMS Sabre, Hercules-class Mastercraft Frigate
  • HMS Avon, Hercules-class Heavy Frigate
  • HMS Minotaur, Hercules-class Sleek Frigate
  • HMS Phoenix, Vengence-class Privateer Frigate
  • HMS Triumph, Intrepid-class Privateer Frigate
  • HMS Smiter, Trinidad-class Frigate
  • HMS Brazen, Capricieux-class Frigate
  • HMS Tartar, Raa-class Mastercraft Frigate
  • HMS Falcon, Discovery-class Privateer Frigate
  • HMHV Sabre, Hercules-class Mastercraft Frigate
  • HMHV Avon, Hercules-class Heavy Frigate
  • HMHV Minotaur, Hercules-class Sleek Frigate
  • HMHV Phoenix, Vengence-class Privateer Frigate
  • HMHV Triumph, Intrepid-class Privateer Frigate
  • HMHV Smiter, Trinidad-class Frigate
  • HMHV Brazen, Capricieux-class Frigate
  • HMHV Tartar, Raa-class Mastercraft Frigate
  • HMHV Falcon, Discovery-class Privateer Frigate


Current Commands - Marvin Sullivan:

  • HMHV Coronation, Couronne-class Mastercraft Galleon
  • HMHV Pearl, San Mateo-class Trader's Galleon
  • HMHV Ferret, Kahn-class Flute
  • HMHV Merlin, Mount Blanc-class Indiaman
  • HMHV Raven, Raa-class Mastercraft Frigate
  • HMHV Bonetta, Bermuda-class Trader's Sloop


Current Commands - Mark Sullivan:

  • HMHV Diamond, San Mateo-class Trader's Galleon
  • HMHV Albermale, Levithan-class Bark
  • HMHV Ranger, Mount Blanc-class Indiaman
  • HMHV Savage, Kahn-class Flute
  • HMHV Viper, Raa-class Mastercraft Frigate
  • HMHV Delight, Bermuda-class Trader's Sloop


Current Commands - Christina Sullivan:

  • HMS HMS , San Mateo-class Trader's Galleon
  • HMS HMS , Kahn-class Flute
  • HMS HMS , Mount Blanc-class Indiaman
  • HMS HMS , Raa-class Mastercraft Frigate
  • HMS Nightingale , Bermuda-class Trader's Sloop


Current Commands - Lucy Sullivan:

  • HMS HMS , San Mateo-class Trader's Galleon
  • HMS HMS , Kahn-class Flute
  • HMS HMS , Mount Blanc-class Indiaman
  • HMS HMS , Raa-class Mastercraft Frigate
  • HMS Isabella , Bermuda-class Trader's Sloop

Port Battle History - Archive prior to May 1722 lost in the Great Fire of St. Johns on the 3rd of May 1722

Port Date Battle type Enemy Result Ship Name Ship Class Captain Role
West End June 5th 1722 Defense PIRATE.JPG Victory HMS St. Albans Macedon-class 4th Rate James Sullivan Captain of his ship
Nassau June 6th 1722 Defense PIRATE.JPG Victory HMS Argyll Macedon-class 4th Rate Joseph Sullivan Captain of his ship
Port of Spain June 6th 1722 Assult SPAIN.JPG Defeat HMS Argyll Macedon-class 4th Rate Joseph Sullivan Captain of his ship
Bridgetown February 10th 1723 Defense SPAIN.JPG Victory HMS St. Albans Macedon-class 4th Rate James Sullivan Captain of his ship
Cartagena March 5th 1723 Assult SPAIN.JPG Defeat HMS St. Albans Macedon-class 4th Rate James Sullivan Captain of his ship
Puerto de Plata March 12th 1723 Defense PIRATE.JPG Victory HMS St. Albans Macedon-class 4th Rate James Sullivan Captain of his ship
Turtling Bay March 13th 1723 Defense PIRATE.JPG Victory HMS St. Albans Macedon-class 4th Rate James Sullivan Captain of his ship
Portobelo March 14th 1723 Defense SPAIN.JPG Victory HMHV Merlin Mt. Blanc-class Indiaman Marvin Sullivan Captain of his ship
Port of Spain March 15th 1723 Defense PIRATE.JPG Victory HMS St. Albans Macedon-class 4th Rate James Sullivan Captain of his ship
Bridgetown March 15th 1723 Defense PIRATE.JPG Victory HMS St. Albans Macedon-class 4th Rate James Sullivan Captain of his ship
St. John March 15th 1723 Defense PIRATE.JPG Victory HMHV Ranger Mt. Blanc-class Indiaman Mark Sullivan Captain of his ship
Cartagena March 16th 1723 Assult SPAIN.JPG Victory HMS Sabre Hercules-class Mastercraft Frigate Chris Sullivan Captain of his ship
Caracas March 17th 1723 Defense SPAIN.JPG Defeat HMS St. Albans Macedon-class 4th Rate James Sullivan Captain of his ship
Puerto Cabezas March 21th 1723 Assult FRANCE.JPG Victory HMS St. Albans Macedon-class 4th Rate James Sullivan Captain of his ship
St. Johns March 21th 1723 Defense PIRATE.JPG Victory HMS St. Albans Macedon-class 4th Rate James Sullivan Captain of his ship
Spanish Town March 22th 1723 Defense PIRATE.JPG Defeat HMS St. Albans Macedon-class 4th Rate James Sullivan Captain of his ship
Port of Spain March 25th 1723 Defense SPAIN.JPG Defeat HMS St. Albans Macedon-class 4th Rate James Sullivan Captain of his ship
Belize February 24th 1724 Defense PIRATE.JPG Victory HMS St. Albans Macedon-class 4th Rate James Sullivan Captain of his ship
Port of Spain February 28th 1724 Assult SPAIN.JPG Victory HMS Argyll Macedon-class 4th Rate Joseph Sullivan Captain of his ship
Puerto Cabezas March 18th 1724 Defense PIRATE.JPG Victory HMS St. Albans Macedon-class 4th Rate James Sullivan Captain of his ship
Turpitude March 18th 1724 Assult PIRATE.JPG Victory HMS St. Albans Macedon-class 4th Rate James Sullivan Captain of his ship
Gibara March 22th 1724 Defense PIRATE.JPG Victory HMS St. Albans Macedon-class 4th Rate James Sullivan Captain of his ship
St. Johns March 23rd 1724 Defense FRANCE.JPG Defeat HMS St. Albans Macedon-class 4th Rate James Sullivan Captain of his ship
Nassau March 24rd 1724 Defense PIRATE.JPG Victory HMS St. Albans Macedon-class 4th Rate James Sullivan Captain of his ship
St. Rose's Bay March 24rd 1724 Assult PIRATE.JPG Victory HMS St. Albans Macedon-class 4th Rate James Sullivan Captain of his ship