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Royal Naval Biography/Rogers, William


WILLIAM ROGERS, Esq.
[Commander.]

Was first lieutenant of the Diamond frigate. Captain Thomas Elphinstone, at the capture of the Spanish corvette Infanta Carlos, with a valuable cargo, and 120,000 dollars in specie, from the Havannah bound to Corunna, in Dec. 1801. He obtained his present rank on the 22d Jan. 1806; and subsequently acted as flag-captain to the late Sir Edwin H. Stanhope, in the Thisbe 28, armed en flûte, stationed in the River Thames.