The Honourable Samuel Barrington, Vice Admiral of the Blue, and Commander in Chief of his Majestys Ships at the Reduction of St. Lucia.
London, Printed for R.Sayer & J.Bennett, Map & Print-sellers, No.53, Fleet Street; as the Act directs, 12th. Feby. 1780.
Mezzotint. 378 x 279mm. 14" 7/8 x 11". Embossed collectors stamp for Ch. Kemeys-Tynte [Luft gives 1779-1860 as the dates although these may not be correct.] Repaired tear in lower margin.
Rear Admiral Samuel Barrington RN (1729 — 1800) British Admiral whose career spanned 50 years served in the Mediterranean against North African Corsairs, off the West African coast, off France and in the Channel. He accompanied Commordore Keppel to North America in 1755 and again served with Keppel in 1761 at Belle-Isle. He served as a Captain in the Channel for many years when in 1778 was advanced to Rear Admiral of the White and sent as Commander in Chief in the West Indies. Having been succesful in taking St. Lucia from the French he served in the West Indies for another couple of years after which in 1782 he returned to the Channel Fleet and served under Howe at the relief of Gibraltar.
CS:6.ii. See Ref: 9325 in Addendum.
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