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Royal Naval Biography/Arden, Samuel


SAMUEL ARDEN, Esq
Senior Captain of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, and a Director of the Chest.
[Retired Captain.]

This officer lost his right arm when serving as a Lieutenant on board the Atalante sloop of war, in an action with a large American frigate on the banks of Newfoundland, May 28, 1781. His conduct on this occasion was of the most heroic description. The instant his mutilated limb was dressed, he resumed his station upon deck, where he continued animating the crew till the vessel struck[1]. He was made a Post-Captain Jan. 21, 1783; and appointed to Greenwich Hospital in 1796.