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Royal Naval Biography/Wrench, Matthew


Obtained his first commission in 1790; and distinguished himself, as lieutenant of the Vulcan fire-ship, Captain Charles Hare, at the destruction of the arsenal and shipping at Toulon, under the immediate direction of Sir W. Sidney Smith, Dec, 18th, 1793. He was promoted to the command of the Lacedemonian sloop, on the West India station, Mar. 27th, 1797; and captured by the French, but under what circumstances we know not, in the month of May following. He died at Widcombe House, near Bath, June 7th, 1831.