Royal Naval Biography/Larkan, John
JOHN LARKAN, Esq.
Brother to Captain Robert Larkan, of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich. He was first lieutenant of the Pandora 20, Captain Edward Edwards, when that ship was despatched to Otaheite, in quest of the ill-fated Bounty; and he also served in the same capacity on board the Defence 74, Captain (now Lord) Gambier, at the battle of June 1st, 1794. His promotion to the rank of commander took place on the 6th of the following month; from which period, we believe, he was never employed afloat. During the late war he held an appointment in the Irish Sea-Fencible service; and he appears to have died at Athlone, in 1830, aged 84 years.