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Royal Naval Biography/Blake, George Charles


Obtained his first commission in April 1806; and was promoted to his present rank, from the Royal George yacht, Oct. 11th, 1819. e had previously served as senior lieutenant of the Rivoli 74, Captains Graham E. Hamond and Edward S. Dickson, on the Mediterranean station; Pique frigate, Captain the Hon. Anthony Maitland; Vengeur 74, Captain Thomas Alexander, guard-ship at Portsmouth; and Queen Charlotte 108, flag-ship of Admiral Sir George Camphell, commander-in-chief on that station. He has since commanded the Pearl 20, employed on the coast of Ireland.