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Royal Naval Biography/Sartorius, George Rose


GEORGE ROSE SARTORIOUS, Esq.
[Post-Captain of 1814.]

Obtained the rank of lieutenant Mar. 5, 1808 ; and commanded the boats of the Success frigate, and Espoir brig, at the destruction of two vessels laden with oil, on the beach near Castiglione, April 4, 1810[1]. On the 25th of the same month, he assisted at the capture of a ship and three barks, under a heavy fire from the castle of Terrecino[2]. His commission as commander bears date Feb. 1, 1812.

In Aug. following, Captain Sartorious was appointed to the Boxer brig, of 14 guns; and July 22, 1813, to the Avon 18, which latter vessel he continued to command until promoted to post rank, June 6, 1814. His next appointment was, Dec. 14 following, to the Slaney 20, in which ship he was present at the surrender of Napoleon Buonaparte, to Captain Maitland of the Bellerophon, July 15, 1815. We lastly find him commanding the Pyramus 42, at Lisbon.

Agent.– J. Copland, Esq.