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William Shield
(d 1842)

William Shield died in Southernhay, Exeter on 25 Jun 1842. He served in the Royal Navy.

Ranks:

Lt (1779)
Cdr (1793)
Capt (1794)

Notes:

• As Captain of Windsor Castle, 98, he requested that a court martial be held to examine his conduct after a mutiny occurred on the ship (10 Nov 1794). He was honorably acquitted but removed from command of the ship. The mutineers were pardoned.
• As Captain of Audacious, 74, he took part in the Battle of Hyères (13 Jul 1795).

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