Royal Naval Biography/Cadman, George
GEORGE CADMAN, Esq.
[Post-Captain of 1809.]
This officer’s commission as a Commander bears date April 24, 1782. On the 20th June following, being then in the Defiance armed ship, he captured the Dutch brig Zeuze, mounting 16 long 6-pounders and one 18 pounder, with a complement of 113 men. The action between these vessels took place near Portland, and lasted about two hours; during which the enemy had 21 men killed, and 17, including the 1st and 2d Captains, wounded, the greater part of them dangerously. The Defiance was armed with 4-pounders, and had no more than 68 persons on board, of whom only one was killed and another wounded. Captain Cadman obtained post rank Oct. 25, 1809.
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