James Everard Home

Sir

James Everard Home

Memorial to Sir James Everard Home in St James' Church, Sydney
Born(1798-10-25)25 October 1798
Well Manor, Hampshire
Died2 November 1853(1853-11-02) (aged 55)
Sydney, New South Wales
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch Royal Navy
RankCaptain
Commands heldHMS Racehorse, 1834–37

HMS North Star, 1841–46

HMS Calliope, 1850–53
CampaignsFirst Opium War

Flagstaff War

AwardsCompanion of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath
MemorialsMemorial plaque, St James' Church, Sydney

Captain Sir James Everard Home, 2nd Baronet, RN CB FRS (25 October 1798 – 1 November 1853), born at Well Manor, Hampshire, England, was an eminent nineteenth century Royal Navy officer.

From 1 February 1834 to 5 December 1837, he was commander of the 18-gun sloop HMS Racehorse (1830), serving in the West Indies.

From 30 August 1841 to 8 September 1846 he was captain of the corvette HMS North Star. During the period 1841–42 she served at Canton with Sir William Parker's ships in the First Anglo-Chinese War (1839–42), known popularly as the First Opium War. On 23 March 1845, North Star arrived in New Zealand. North Star operated in the Bay of Islands during the Flagstaff War between 11 March 1845 and 11 January 1846. On 30 April 1845, Pōmare was taken on board North Star and, following the burning of his , to Auckland. He was released after Tāmati Wāka Nene's intervention.

From 28 November 1850, he was captain of the 28-gun sixth rate HMS Calliope until he died in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on 1 November 1853.

A memorial plaque to him is in St James' Church, Sydney.

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