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Royal Naval Biography/Gordon, George


Served as midshipman on board the Blanche frigate. Captain Sir Thomas Lavie, with whom he was wrecked and taken prisoner, near Ushant, in the night of March 4, 1807. On this disastrous occasion, about 45 seamen and marines perished; one-third of whom through drunkenness[1]. He was made a lieutenant on the 26th Nov. 1810; appointed to the flag-ship of the commander-in-chief at Plymouth, June 4th, 1811; and promoted from her to his present rank, Jan, 9th, 1815.

  1. See Nav. Chron. Vol. 17. p. 319.