[Admiral Sir Richard King, Bart.]
[London: Francis Graham Moon, 1835.]
Mezzotint, proof before title, image 350 x 275mm. 13¾ x 10¾". Trimmed to plate.
Sir Richard King, the younger (1774 - 1834), vice-admiral, born in 1774, was only son of Admiral Sir Richard King. He entered the navy in 1788 on board the Crown in the East Indies with Commodore Cornwallis, by whom he was made lieutenant in 1791, commander in 1793, and captain in 1794. In April 1804 he was appointed to the Achille of 74 guns, in which, on 21 Oct. 1805, he took part in the battle of Trafalgar. On the death of his father in November 1806, King succeeded to the baronetcy, but continued in the Achille, employed on the west coast of France or Spain till 1811, when he was appointed captain of the fleet to Sir Charles Cotton in the Mediterranean and afterwards in the Channel. He was promoted to be rear-admiral on 12 Aug. 1812, and for the rest of the war had his flag in the San Josef, in the Mediterranean, as second in command to Sir Edward Pellew. He was nominated a K.C.B. 2 Jan. 1815, was commander-in-chief in the East Indies from 1816 to 1820, and became a vice-admiral on 19 July 1821. In July 1833 he was appointed commander-in-chief at the Nore. After John Sanders (1750 - 1825).
Whitman: 291, I of II.
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