James Hargood was a Manticoran citizen and merchant mariner.
A personal friend of Edward Saganami, he was in command of the freighter RMMS Prince Harold in the late 17th Century PD. When his convoy was attacked by pirates in the Carson System, its sole Naval escort, HMS Nike, commanded by Saganami, sacrificed itself to allow the freighters to escape. Hargood tried to convince Saganami to come with them, but the Commodore refused. His last words to Hargood were to tell Queen Adrienne of the pirate threat. (SI1)