Royal Naval Biography/Gordon, Robert


Entered the royal navy in 1810; obtained his first commission in Sept. 1816; was appointed to the Iphigenia frigate, Sept. 6th, 1819; and acting commander of the Confiance sloop, on the Jamaica station, July 13th, 1820; which appointment was confirmed by the Admiralty, Oct. 3d following. He returned home in the Confiance, Sept. 8th, 1821; commanded the Herald, diplomatic yacht, from Nov. 20th, 1830, until paid off, Jan. 22d, 1831; and is now serving on the North American and West India station, in command of the Pearl 20.