Royal Naval Biography/Buchanan, Archibald


We first find this officer acting as lieutenant, and commanding the (late Dutch) brig Mandarin, employed in conveying specie and provisions from Madras to Amboyna. In that vessel he witnessed the capture of Banda-Neira, by the squadron under Captain (now Sir Christopher) Cole, Aug. 9th, 1810[1]. He obtained the rank of commander, June 15th, 1814; and died at Pisa, in Italy, Dec. 26th, 1822.