James Flood sailed on Cook’s Third Voyage in Discovery under Captain Charles Clerke. Flood joined the ship on 6 May, 1776, as an able-bodied seaman (AB).1 He was hurt when a cartridge caught fire during a routine exercising of great guns and small arms on 4 June, 1780.2
James Flood was born in Honiton, Devon, about 1753. A James Flood was baptised at Honiton on 14 October, 1750, the son of Henry and Susannah Flood. However, Flood was a common name in Honiton. A James Flood was buried at Greenwich on 19 April, 1822, aged 60, an inmate of Greenwich Hospital. It may be the same James Flood.
1.Was number 83 on the ship’s muster roll.
2.Cook’s Log, page 44, vol. 28, no. 2 (2005).
Originally published in Cook's Log, page 25, volume 39, number 3 (2016).