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James Cook
(1728-1779)

James Cook was born in Marton on 27 Oct 1728 and died in Kealakekua Bay, Island of Hawaii on 14 Feb 1779 when attacked by Hawaiians while on shore. He served in the Royal Navy.

He married Elizabeth Batts on 21 Dec 1762.

Sons who served as naval officers: James Cook and Nathaniel Cook

Ranks:

AB (1755)
Lt (1768)
Cdr (1771)
Capt (1775)

Ship Ranks:

Lieutenant (in command) on the Endeavour
Captain on the Resolution

Further Reading:

1803. Biographical Memoirs of the Late Captain James Cook, F.R.S. The Naval Chronicle. 9:124
Beaglehole, J.C. 1974. The Life of Captain James Cook. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
Villiers, Alan. 1967. Captain James Cook. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

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