Royal Naval Biography/Blackwood, Francis Price


Second son of the late Vice-Admiral the Hon. Sir Henry Blackwood, Bart., K.C.B., by his third wife, the daughter of Francis Gore, Esq., of Ireland.

This officer entered the royal navy in 1821; obtained his first commission on the 8th Aug. 1828; and was advanced to his present rank Nov. 22d, 1830. He now commands the Hyacinth sloop, in the East Indies, for which station he sailed on the 7th May, 1833. His half brother. Sir Henry Martin Blackwood, Bart., is a captain in the navy.