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|Captains full name=Captain Alexander James Ramage, Royal Navy
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|Captains full name=Captain Alexander James Ramage, RN
 
|Captains Quote=Pride is great until it's your downfall.
 
|Captains Quote=Pride is great until it's your downfall.
|Personality traits=Honourable, Strict, Aggressive  
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|Personality traits=Honourable, Strategic, Aggressive, and Fair
 
|Aims and goals= To gain renown in serving King and Country
 
|Aims and goals= To gain renown in serving King and Country
 
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[[File:Ramage Arms 1.png|thumb]]
 
[[File:Ramage Arms 1.png|thumb]]
  
===Nicholas Ramage's Early Life===
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===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.
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Born on February 7th 1691, Alexander James Ramage was the 2nd son of a wealthy Falmouth Trader, his father wasn't the warmest person in the world and was always drilling life skills into his two sons, when he was 8 years old tragedy hit and Alexander's entire family died from the yellow-jack, luckily Alexander escaped from it unharmed, he was taken in by his uncle Captain James Ramage; RN, and was raised by his Aunt while his uncle was at sea, at the age of 12 he was taken in on board his uncles frgate the HMS ''Dido'' as a Midshpman.
  
===Nicholas Ramage's Naval Career===
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===Naval Career===
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.
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Taken on board his uncles ship in 1703, Alexander found that a life at sea fit him and was fast to take on the trade. Alexander became well liked by the crew proving to be fair and treat his men well. On July 17th, 1710 the ''Dido'' engaged the French Frigate ''Périlleux'', during the boarding action Alexander led a small party of men and took the helm of the enemy frigate. For his bravery he was made a Acting-Lieutenant. A year later in 1711 after his 20th birthday, Alexander set in on his Examination and passed being commissioned as a Lieutenant. He was posted to the 16 gunned sloop of war ''Sparrow'' under Captain Edward Dowe as 2nd Lieutenant which was being sent out to the West Indies.
[[File:Capture of the El Gamo.jpg|300px|thumb|left|Capture of the El Gamo]] After the Peace of Amiens Nicholas returned to the service with Captain Cochrane aboard the HMS ''Pallas''. Nicholas continued serving with Captain Chochrane until 1808 when he passed his Examination for Lieutenancy he was taken onboard HMS ''War Eagle'' under Captain John Page, Nicholas Served with Captain Page for 4 years before he received command of the Schooner ''Albatross''. After successfully commanding the ''Albatross'' for 2 years and capturing a number of small prizes through out those 2 years Ramage was promoted to Master and Commander and given command of HM Sloop ''[[HMS Jester 18|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.
 
  
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While serving on board the ''Sparrow'' Alexander partook in many actions and rising to First Lieutenant in 1718 after the previous one died of fever while on liberty. A couple years later in 1720 Alexander was assigned command of the Brig ''Albatross'' and was sent back across to the European Continent to chase after French and Dutch Smugglers. A short Peace was signed a couple months and Captain Ramage was put on Half pay.
  
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After a year spent on half pay due to not having much influence Alexander in 1721 was sent back out to see in command of the light frigate ''Trident'' and retained command of her serving in the Mediterranean for the next 5 years. In 1726 he took command of the Frigate ''Artemis'' and was sent to the Indian Ocean to protect British Shipping and spent the next 3 years sailing back and forth from Britain and the Indian Ocean escorting East India convoys. In 1729 he was given command of the Third Rate ''Renown'' and was sent back to the Mediterranean where he spent the next year on Patrol duty. Finally in 1731 Alexander was assigned command of the 43 year old 1st Rate ''Duke William'' and was sent to the West Indies assigned to the St. George Squadron of the White where he is currently serving.
  
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== Record of Achievement ==
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*''' August 11th 1731 - Joined the St. George Squadron of the White.'''
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*''' September 1st 1731 - Styled an Esquire in the St. George Squadron of the White.'''
  
== Record of Achievement ==
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== Commissions ==
*''' 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 ==
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'''Current Commission'''
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*''[[HMS Duke William]]'' - 100 Gun "Prince" First Rate Ship of the Line
File:CNP_PVP1_Ramage.jpg|The Certificate of Captain Ramage's Military Cross, given for attacking enemy ships in single ship and fleet actions. Recieved in 1819.
 
</gallery>
 
  
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'''Reserve Commissions'''
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*''[[HMS Renown]]'' - 64 Gun "Lion" Third Rate Ship of the line
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*''[[HMS Artemis]]'' - 44 Gun "Mercy" Frigate
  
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'''Previous Commissions'''
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*''HMS Albatross''- 12 Gun "Van Hoorn" Snow
  
== Commissions ==
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== Record of Critical Actions While Serving with the St. George Squadron of the White ==
  
'''Current Commission'''
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|St John's
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|November 3rd, 1731
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|[[HMS Renown]]
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|Captain, Line
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[[Category:Captains]]

Revision as of 00:50, 4 November 2019


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  • Rank: Esquire
  • Captains full name: Captain Alexander James Ramage, RN
  • Captain's Quote: Pride is great until it's your downfall.
  • Sum up your captain’s personality and traits: Honourable, Strategic, Aggressive, and Fair
  • Captain Alexander Ramage's aims and goals: To gain renown in serving King and Country
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Captain Alexander Ramage's background and information

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Early Life

Born on February 7th 1691, Alexander James Ramage was the 2nd son of a wealthy Falmouth Trader, his father wasn't the warmest person in the world and was always drilling life skills into his two sons, when he was 8 years old tragedy hit and Alexander's entire family died from the yellow-jack, luckily Alexander escaped from it unharmed, he was taken in by his uncle Captain James Ramage; RN, and was raised by his Aunt while his uncle was at sea, at the age of 12 he was taken in on board his uncles frgate the HMS Dido as a Midshpman.

Naval Career

Taken on board his uncles ship in 1703, Alexander found that a life at sea fit him and was fast to take on the trade. Alexander became well liked by the crew proving to be fair and treat his men well. On July 17th, 1710 the Dido engaged the French Frigate Périlleux, during the boarding action Alexander led a small party of men and took the helm of the enemy frigate. For his bravery he was made a Acting-Lieutenant. A year later in 1711 after his 20th birthday, Alexander set in on his Examination and passed being commissioned as a Lieutenant. He was posted to the 16 gunned sloop of war Sparrow under Captain Edward Dowe as 2nd Lieutenant which was being sent out to the West Indies.

While serving on board the Sparrow Alexander partook in many actions and rising to First Lieutenant in 1718 after the previous one died of fever while on liberty. A couple years later in 1720 Alexander was assigned command of the Brig Albatross and was sent back across to the European Continent to chase after French and Dutch Smugglers. A short Peace was signed a couple months and Captain Ramage was put on Half pay.

After a year spent on half pay due to not having much influence Alexander in 1721 was sent back out to see in command of the light frigate Trident and retained command of her serving in the Mediterranean for the next 5 years. In 1726 he took command of the Frigate Artemis and was sent to the Indian Ocean to protect British Shipping and spent the next 3 years sailing back and forth from Britain and the Indian Ocean escorting East India convoys. In 1729 he was given command of the Third Rate Renown and was sent back to the Mediterranean where he spent the next year on Patrol duty. Finally in 1731 Alexander was assigned command of the 43 year old 1st Rate Duke William and was sent to the West Indies assigned to the St. George Squadron of the White where he is currently serving.

Record of Achievement

  • August 11th 1731 - Joined the St. George Squadron of the White.
  • September 1st 1731 - Styled an Esquire in the St. George Squadron of the White.

Commissions

Current Commission

Reserve Commissions

Previous Commissions

  • HMS Albatross- 12 Gun "Van Hoorn" Snow

Record of Critical Actions While Serving with the St. George Squadron of the White

Port Date Battle type Enemy Result Ship Role
St John's November 3rd, 1731 Defense SPAIN.JPG Victory HMS Renown Captain, Line