Royal Naval Biography/Daniell, George


Entered the royal navy in 1810. We first find him serving as admiralty midshipman on board the Leven 24, Captain W. F. Owen, employed in surveying the coast of Africa, where he was appointed acting lieutenant of that ship’s consort, the Barracouta sloop. Captain A. T. E. Vidal, about the end of 1822. His first commission bears date May 15th, 1823.

Mr. Daniell’s next appointment was, May 7th, 1827, to the Musquito sloop. Captain George B. Martin, under whom he served as first lieutenant at the battle of Navarin. He was advanced to his present rank, as soon as eligible for promotion, by commission dated May 7th, 1829. He obtained the command of the Dispatch sloop, fitting out for the West India station, June 7th, 1832; and has since captured, to windward of Barbadoes, a Spanish schooner, of only 75 tons, having on board 292 slaves of both sexes, mostly under twelve years of age.