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NAVAL BIOGRAPHY;

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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 commence-
ment of the year 1823, or who have since been promoted;

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Illustrated by a Series of

HISTORICAL AND EXPLANATORY NOTES,

Which will be found to contain an account of all the

NAVAL ACTIONS, AND OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS,

FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE LATE REIGN, IN 1760,
TO THE PRESENT PERIOD.

WITH COPIOUS ADDENDA.

By JOHN MARSHALL (b),

LIEUTENANT IN-THE ROYAL NAVY.

*' Failures, however frequent, may admit of extenuation and apology. To have attempted
"much is always laudable, even when the enterprise is above the strength that undertakes it.
** To deliberate whenever I doubted, to enquire whenever I was ignorant, would have protracted
"the undertaking without end, and perhaps without improvement. I saw that one enquiry only
** gave occasion to another, that book referred to book, that to search was not always to find, and
"to find was not always to be informed; and that thus to pursue perfection, was, like the first
"inhabitants of Arcadia, to chase the sun, which, when they had reached the hill where he
"seemed to rest, was still beheld at the same distance from them." Johnson.

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Rowley, Joshua Ricketts - 116
Rye, Peter - - - 97
Sartorius, George Rose - 267

Saurin, Edward - - 394

Seott, David - - 411

Scott, William Isaac - 357

Selsey, Right Hon. Lord - 93

Senhouse, Humphrey Fleming 405

Sharpe, Alexander Renton - 122

Shaw, Charles - - 397

Shepheard, William - - 21

Sibly, Edward Reynolds - 237

Sinclair, Sir John Gordon - 270

Smith, Charles Thurlow - 62

Smith, John (a) - - 161

Somcrville, Hon. Kenelm - 381

Sotheby, Charles 62

Spear, Richard - - 124

Spencer, Hon. Sir Robert Caven-

dish - - - 256

Spencer, Richard 40

Stamp, Thomas - - 320

Stewart, Hew - - 116

Stevenson, James 56

Steuart, James Pattison - 31

Strachey, Christopher - 396

Stuart, James - - 181

Sullivan, Thomas Ball - 408

Sullivan, Sir Charles - 388

Syties, Joseph - 63

Symonds, Thomas Edward - 154

Tailour, John - T '154

Tmcock, John -" - 27

Taylor, Joseph Needham - 131

Tetley, Joseph Swabey - - 6

Thomas, Frederick Jennings 205

Thompson, John (6) - 109

Toker, Thomas Richard ~ ,,.

Trollope, George Barne ;.- ";j

Veitch, James - X. -

Vernon,. Frederick Edward Pete.

ables - - , - , 368

Watson, Charles Hope . -!. .'264

Watts, George Edward '- 277

Wauchope, Robert - - 268

Weir, Henry 7?

Wemyss, James - - 397

Whinyates, Thomas - - 107

Willes, George Wickens - 349

Wilson, John - - 316

Wormley, Ralph Randolph - 32o

Wyndham, George - ,' .'76

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ROYAL NAVAL BIOGRAPHY.

POST-CAPTAINS Of 1812.

GEORGE PRICE, Esq.

Eldest son of the late Captain Charles Papps Price, R. N. of whom the following mention is made in the Naval Chronicle, vol. 29, p. 88:—

"This gentleman was a native of Hay, in Breconshire, and at a very early age entered into the service. In May, 1778, he was made lieutenant. He continued actively employed, with honor to himself, and benefit to his country, and was appointed to command the island of Marcou, which was threatened with an attack by the French from La Hogue. On the night of the 6th May, 1798, the enemy attempted to carry the island by storm; but its gallant defender, with a handful of brave men, drove them back with immense loss, and so complete was the defeat, that they did not again repeat the attack. For his brave and skilful conduct in this affair, he was promoted to a commander, and subsequently made a post-captain. The infirmities that too often visit the decline of life passed in the honorable perils and trying vicissitudes of a service, which warfare and the elements equally encircle with danger, obliged Captain Price to relinquish the active duties of his profession, and retire upon half-pay. He has left a widow, two daughters, and three sons—all the latter in the navy; the eldest being a post-captain, and equally distinguished for gallantry and skill in his profession, and estimable qualities in private life."

Captain Charles Papps Price died at Hereford, about Jan. 1813, aged 62:—his eldest son, whose services we are about to record, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, Sept. 14, 1805; and appointed to the Porcupine of 24 guns, commanded by Captain the Hon. Henry Duncan, in April, 1807:—the following is a copy of one of that excellent

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