Captian James King Blue Plaque
Captain James King Blue Plaque. Clitheroe, Lancashire. 'Captain James King FRS, LLD 1750-1784 was born on this site. Sometime pupil of Clitheroe Royal Grammar School he joined the Royal Navy at age 12. Friend and colleague of Captain Cook on that navigator's fatal voyage, he helped to map the Pacific Ocean and prove the use of the Marine Chronometers in the calculation of Longitude. he served with distinction as Captain of HMS Crocodile and Resistance, fighting alongside Nelson in the West Indies. Elected Fellow of the Royal Society and honorary Doctor of Divinity at Oxford, he died in Nice, 16th November 1784.'
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