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Royal Naval Biography/Rich, George Frederick


GEORGE FREDERICK RICH, Esq.
[Post-Captain of 1823.]

Son of the late Admiral Sir Thomas Rich (who died at Sonning, near Reading, April 6th, 1804), and brother to Commander Charles Rich.

This officer served as midshipman and lieutenant under Commodore (now Sir Edward W. C. R.) Owen, by whom he was entrusted with the command of a division of gun-boats, at the evacuation of Walcheren, in Dec. 1809. His first commission bears date Dec. 30, 1805, from which period we find no other mention of him than the above, until his promotion to the rank of commander, Oct. 26, 1813. Since the peace, he has commanded the Racoon, Falmouth, and Ringdove sloops, on the Cape of Good Hope, St. Helena, and West India stations. He was made post, July 1st, 1823.

Agents.– Messrs. Stilwell.