Roger Maxwell

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  • Rank: Knight
  • Captains full name: Roger Maxwell
  • Captain's Quote: Plan, provision, and prepare. Many a fight is lost before leaving the quay.
  • Sum up your captain’s personality and traits: Loyal, methodical, humorless.
  • Captain Roger Maxwell's aims and goals: To see British might ascendant from Jacob's Clock to Cayenne and the Squadron Ensign at the fore.
  • Roger Maxwell's friends and family: Roger Dodge, Alysanne Dodge née Maxwell, Abraham Mendes
  • Captain's Log


Special Awards Awards of PVP Valor Awards of PVE Merit Awards of Commendation out of game


Captain Roger Maxwell's background and information

Personal Ensign
Maxwell Coat of Arms

Age of joining the Navy: 13

Current Age: 29


Born to James and Anne Maxwell near Dumfries, Roger was preceded by his brother John and followed seven years later by a sister Alysanne. With no part of his father's lucrative trade company to inherit he joined the Royal Navy on the heels of the Union of '07. His father garnered what influence he could via connections through a brother in London who goldsmithed for several upper crust captains. This was parlayed into a quick string of promotions for young Roger in the Carib.

By the time the Stuart standards were raised in 1715 Roger commanded a small flotilla of sloops enforcing the King's taxes and tarifs in the Yucatan. Like most of Clan Maxwell he and his family ignored the Earl of Nithsdale when he called the banners, but even the hint of treason cooled relations in London. The progress of Captain Maxwell's career slowed considerably, but not completely.

Work in progress, grapeshot, banking scandals and a duel to come.

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Record of Achievement

  • December 19, 1722 - Enlisted in the St. George Squadron of the White
  • January 15, 1723 - Promoted to Esquire
  • January 28, 1723 - Appointed to Board of Flag as Secretary, Recruitment
  • March 18, 1723 - Sister Alys takes Governorship of Bridgetown
  • April 8th, 1723 - Knighted, appointed to the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle
  • April 11th, 1723 - Appointed to the post of Chief of Naval Operations
  • April 21st, 1723 - Appointed occupation governor of Puerto de Principe
  • May 6th, 1723 - Awarded the Military Cross for valorous actions off Irish Point
  • June 27th, 1723 - Retired from the Board of Flag
  • June 30th, 1723 - Alys replaced as governor of Bridgetown
  • June 30th, 1723 to August 12th, 1723 - Served as Commodore of the Heavy line on multiple occasions during the summer campaign
  • August 19th, 1723 - Appointed Governor in Chief, Caribbean. Administrative duties reduce conquest activities to nil

Port Battle Record

Records prior to December 19, 1723 are sealed in Ministry archives.

Records become spotty at best as the repositories in St Johns are burned as quickly as they are rebuilt. Current tally: 89 victorious engagements, 38 defeats
Port Date Battle type Enemy Result Ship Role
Jaqueme February 2nd, 1723 Defense FRANCE.JPG France Victory-Land HMS Harlaw Captain
Nassau March 2nd, 1723 Defense FRANCE.JPG France Victory-Sea HMS Harlaw Captain
Puerta da Plata March 4th, 1723 Defense SPAIN.JPG Spain Victory-Sea HMS Harlaw Captain
Maracaibo March 4th, 1723 Offense SPAIN.JPG Spain Victory-Land HMS Harlaw Captain
Leogane March 7th, 1723 Offense FRANCE.JPG France Victory-Sea HMS Harlaw Captain
Roseau March 7th, 1723 Offense FRANCE.JPG France Victory-Sea HMS Harlaw Captain
Port of Spain March 7th, 1723 Offense SPAIN.JPG Spain Victory-Sea HMS Harlaw Captain
Vieux Fort March 9th, 1723 Offense FRANCE.JPG France Defeat-Sea HMS Harlaw Captain
St. Rose's Bay March 9th, 1723 Offense PIRATE.JPG Pirate Victory-Land HMS Harlaw Commodore, Rose Squadron
Caracas March 9th, 1723 Offense SPAIN.JPG Spain Victory-Land HMS Harlaw Captain
Golden Lake March 11th, 1723 Offense PIRATE.JPG Pirate Victory-Land HMS Harlaw Captain, Fore of Leeward Column
West End March 12th, 1723 Defense FRANCE.JPG France Victory-Sea HMS Harlaw Captain
Maracaibo March 13th, 1723 Defense SPAIN.JPG Spain Defeat-Land HMS Harlaw Captain
Portobelo March 14th, 1723 Defense SPAIN.JPG Spain Victory-Sea HMS Mamluk Scout
Tampico March 14th, 1723 Offense SPAIN.JPG Spain Concession-Sea HMS Harlaw Captain
Cartagena March 16th, 1723 Offense SPAIN.JPG Spain Victory-Land HMS Harlaw Captain
Caracas March 17th, 1723 Defense SPAIN.JPG Spain Defeat-Sea HMS Harlaw Commodore, Vert Squadron