Royal Naval Biography; Or, Memoirs of the Services of All the Flag-officers, Superannuated Rear-admirals, Retired-captains, Post-captains, and Commanders, Whose Names Appeared on the Admiralty List of Sea Officers at the Commencement of the Present Year Or who Have Since Been Promoted;: Illustrated by a Series of Historical and Explanatory Notes, which Will be Found to Contain an Account of All of the Naval Actions, and Other Important Events, from the Comencement of the Late Reign, in 1760, to the Present Period. With Copious Addenda, Parte3

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster Row., 1829

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