Royal Naval Biography/Forbes, John
JOHN FORBES, Esq.
Was made a lieutenant in Dec. 1800; presented with the Turkish gold medal, at the close of the Egyptian campaign, in 1801; wounded while serving under Sir John T. Duckworth, in the Royal George, first-rate, during the expedition against Constantinople, in 1807; appointed to the Antelope 50, flag-ship of Admiral John Holloway, in the summer of 1810; and advanced to his present rank on the 1 7th Mar. 1812. He subsequently commanded the Erebus sloop, on the North Sea station.