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Royal Naval Biography/Forster, Samuel Peter

[Post-Captain of 1798.]

This officer commanded the Albicore sloop, on the West India station, in 1797; and was promoted into the Abergavenny of 54 guns, bearing the flag of Sir Hyde Parker, at Jamaica, about June, 1798. From that ship he removed into the Retribution frigate, in which he arrived at Portsmouth with Lieutenant-General Lord Balcarras, late Governor of Jamaica, and suite, Jan. 20, 1802. His post commission bears date Aug. 17, 1798.

Captain Forster married, Aug. 20, 1811, Miss Weekes, of Plympton, Devon.

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