Captain Nicholas Ramage's background and information
Nicholas Ramage's Early Life
Born in 1788, Nicholas Alexander Ramage II was born to Vice Admiral Nicholas Ramage I and Thalia Ramage in Falmouth, Cornwall. At an early age Nicholas watched the Falmouth Packets come and go. Due to his father serving in the navy he never really had a good relationship with his father. Growing up Nicholas was noted to be a shy and quiet kid until it came to a task that needed completing than he became aggressive.
At the age of 12 and through family connections and as a personal favor to his father Captain Thomas Cochrane accepted Nicholas into HM Brig Speedy as Midshipman. While serving aboard the Speedy and during her attack on the Spanish xebec frigate El Gamo Nicholas was noted to be one of the first over the side while boarding the superior Spanish vessel. Once the vessel was captured Nicholas was apart of the Prize crew that took teh captured frigate into Gibraltar.Jester. Ramage joined the St. George Squadron in 1819 and has been serving the Squadron since, and is becoming rather wealthy when it comes to prizes and looks forward for an even longer and successful career.
Record of Achievement
- August 11th 1819 - Joined the St. George Squadron of the White.
- September 1st 1819 - Styled an Esquire in the St. George Squadron of the White.
- October 1st 1819 - Awarded Military Cross for his active cruising and participation in fleet actions.
- October 1st 1819 - Appointed Squadron Secretary of Recruitment.
Certificates and Letters Patent
- H.M.S. Alexander, 64
- H.M.S. Excalibur, 60
- H.M.S. Dolphin, 50
- H.M.S. Odyssey, 48
- H.M.S. Hephaestion, 34
- H.M.H.V. Earl of Falmouth, 28
- H.M.S. Jester, 18
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