This article contains information from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series and shows content that did not actually appear in Pirates of the Caribbean Online nor does it appear in The Legend of Pirates Online. It is merely here for background information.

Pirates of the Caribbean Character
Admiral James Norington
Name: James Norrington
Job: Commodore in the Royal Navy
Admiral in the EITC war fleet
Portrayed by: Jack Davenport
Ships used: Lawrence Norrington's ship
HMS Dauntless
HMS Interceptor
Black Pearl
HMS Endeavour
Flying Dutchman
Weapons: Sword
I intend to see to it that any man who sails under a pirate flag or wears a pirate brand gets what he deserves: a short drop and sudden stop.
— James Norrington

James Norrington was a highly decorated officer in the Royal Navy.


He served as a lieutenant aboard the HMS Dauntless, a vessel he would later command, during the prologue of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. He sailed from England with then young Elizabeth Swann and her father Governor Weatherby Swann. On their way to Port Royal they stumbled upon a savage shipwreck and found the only survivor (a young Will Turner) drifting on a plank.

Norrington promotion

Years later, after serving as Captain Norrington, he would be promoted to Commodore. During that time, he crossed paths with Captain Jack Sparrow, who came to Port Royal to steal a ship in his quest to find the Black Pearl.

He has also proposed marriage to the governor's daughter, Elizabeth Swann.

After following the stolen HMS Interceptor and the Black Pearl, he and his men engage Hector Barbossa's cursed pirates on the Isla de Muerta. After a bloody battle, and help from Will Turner, he arrests the remaining pirates.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Norrington jack liz tortug

Commodore Norrington ends up a drunken mess on the island of Tortuga after losing his commission.

While it's not mentioned if it was the HMS Dauntless, he tells that in pursuit of the Black Pearl near North Africa his ship was lost in a freak hurricane. It's assumed to be the Dauntless because the ship never appears again.

Instead of trying to avoid the storm, Norrington chose to sail through the worst of it, hoping to catch Sparrow on the other side. After the loss of his ship and the embarrassment of losing his position, he found himself joining the ragtag ranks of Jack Sparrow's crew.

Later, he displays the truth of his goals when he backstabs Sparrow and Turner, by taking the still beating heart of Davy Jones to Cutler Beckett in Port Royal in exchange for a Letters of Marque.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

His commission restored and working for Cutler Beckett, he is promoted to admiral. Norrington takes command of the Flying Dutchman in order to "keep Davy Jones under control".

This time, he shows his true colors when he helps Elizabeth Swann and her Chinese pirate crew escape the brig of the Dutchman before sacrificing his own life to prevent their recapture.

Game Play

James Norrington does NOT currently appear in Pirates of the Caribbean Online. However, since the game is set prior to events of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, he is likely alive and well and may someday appear in the game.

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