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Royal Naval Biography/Style, William


Obtained the rank of lieutenant in Aug. 1306; and commanded the boats of the Defiance 74, Captain (now Sir Henry) Hotham, at the capture of three French coasting vessels, laden with wine and resin, under the batteries of Belleisle, June 1st, 1810. He was subsequently employed in the flotilla service at Cadiz, where a gun-vessel, the Camperdown, under his command, was wrecked, Oct. 28th, 1810[1]. His commission as commander bears date Feb. 1st, 1812. We lastly find him commanding the Gannet sloop, employed in escorting the remains of Queen Caroline, from Harwich to Cuxhaven.

  1. See Vol. III. Part I. pp. 131 and 133.