Memorial: M1840

Wall tablet in Chichester Cathedral commemorating Captain James Alms RN d. 1791


Cathedral, Chichester, West Sussex, England


'Sacred to the Memory of / JAMES ALMS Esqr. / Captain in the royal Navy, / who, reared, from early youth, to that profession / uniformly discharged, on the most trying occasions / its important duties, with zeal, fortitude / and knowledge; and, by a long series of active and meritorious services, in both / the Indies, on occasions most important / and in dangers extreme, gained honor/to himself and credit to his Country'


Description: The inscription tablet surmounted by an urn, naval trophies and foul anchor in relief, the arms of the Alms family below.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Sailor's Chapel
Materials: Marble
Vessel: HMS Monmouth


Battle of Trincomalee

Event Date


Event Category

1775-1783 American Revolutionary War


Alms, James
Date of Death: 1791
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Sketch.
Bibliography: J. K. Laughton, ‘Alms, James (1728–1791)’, rev. A. W. H. Pearsall, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [, accessed 12 July 2017]
Photographer: Rina Prentice