James Webb (Royal Navy officer)
|Died||14 May 1761|
|Allegiance||Kingdom of Great Britain|
|Commands held||HMS Jamaica
Webb joined in the Royal Navy in 1728. Promoted to commander, he was given command of HMS Jamaica in 1745 and, having been promoted further to captain, he was given command of HMS Surprize in 1746. He became governor of Newfoundland in 1760 during the Seven Years' War. Because Webb had taken three captured Inuit to Chateau Bay, gave them gifts, and released them they in turn stimulated more regular commerce with the Labrador Inuit. Webb claimed Chateau Bay for Britain and renamed it York Harbour.
- Winfield, Rif (2007). British Warships in the Age of Sail, 1714–1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. London: Seaforth. ISBN 978-1-84415-700-6.
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