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John Williamson
(d 1799)

John Williamson died in 1799. He served in the Royal Navy.

Ranks:

Capt (1782)

Ship Ranks:

Third Lieutenant on the Resolution
Captain on the Agincourt

Notes:

As Third Lieutenant of Resolution, he took part in James Cook's third voyage around the world.
As Captain of Agincourt, 64, he took part in the Battle of Camperdown (11 Oct 1797).
Tried by a court martial following the battle. He was charged with disobeying signals, cowardice, negligence, and disaffection. The charges were only partially proven. As a result, he was placed at the bottom of the post-captain's list and was never given another command.

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