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Royal Naval Biography/Hunt, Peter


PETER HUNT, Esq
[Post-Captain of 1803.]

This officer served as a Midshipman on board the Alcide 74, at the occupation of Toulon by the fleet under Lord Hood; and was promoted into the Courageux a ship of similar force immediately after the attack made upon Fornelli on the 30th Sept. 1793[1]. He received the Turkish gold medal for his subsequent services in Egypt; obtained the rank of Commander in 1802; and was posted on his arrival in England with Sir Samuel Hood’s despatches announcing the surrender of Demerara in 1803. His last appointment was, about May 1805, to the Raisonable of 64 guns. He died at Cheltenham, much esteemed and regretted, Dec. 4, 1824.