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George Vancouver
(1757-1798)

George Vancouver was born in King's Lynn, Norfolk on 22 Jun 1757 and died in Petersham, Surrey on 12 May 1798. He served in the Royal Navy.

Ranks:

Entered Navy (1772)
Exam Lt (1780)
Lt (1780)
Cdr (1790)
Capt (1794)

Notes:

As an able seaman on Resolution, he took part in James Cook's second voyage around the world (17721775).
As a Midshipman on Discovery, he took part in James Cook's third voyage around the world (17761780).
As Lieutenant of Fame, he took part in the Battle of the Saintes (12 Apr 1782).
As Master & Commander of Discovery, he led an expedition to the North Pacific Ocean. Ordered to Nootka Sound, he oversaw the transfer of territory from Spanish to British hands under the terms of the Nootka Convention. He also surveyed the northwest coast of America north of 30 N latitude along with other areas in the Pacific. (17911795)

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