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NATHANIEL DAY COCHRANE, Esq.
[Post-Captain of 1806.]

Was made a Lieutenant in 1800, and promoted to the rank of Commander, July 30, 1805. On the 18th Dec. following, being then in the Kingfisher sloop, he captured l’Elisabeth, French privateer, of 14 guns and 102 men.

Captain N. D. Cochrane is the officer who brought home the despatches announcing the result of the action between Sir John T. Duckworth and the French Rear-Admiral Leissegues, off St. Domingo[1] his advancement to post rank took place Mar. 26, 1806; and he subsequently commanded the Alexandria and Orontes frigates, on the North Sea and Cape of Good Hope stations.

Agents.– Messrs. Maude.