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Royal Naval Biography/Bond, Francis Godolphin


This officer received his first commission May 14, 1782; served as first Lieutenant of the Providence armed ship, under the command of Captain William Bligh, during the breadfruit expedition in 1791 and following years[1]; and obtained the rank of Commander for his active exertions in the Netley schooner on the Lisbon station, towards the conclusion of the French revolutionary war. He was made a Post-Captain April 29, 1802, and appointed to a command in the Sea Fencibles about June 1803; from which period we find no farther mention of his name.

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