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Gordon Thomas Falcon.
Gordon Thomas Falcon. Rear Admiral of the Red. G.T. Falcon [facsimile signature].
E. Opie. R.J. Lane A.E.R.A. Hanhart imp.t.
[n.d., 1855.]
Rare tinted lithograph. Sheet 440 x 275mm (17¼ x 10¾"). Slight soiling.
Gordon Thomas Falcon (c.1776-1854) entered the navy in 1794 and three years later was midshipman on Admiral Duncan's flagship at the Battle of Camperdown. In 1807 Lieutenant Falcon boarded 'Chesapeake' after HMS Leopard had fired on the American frigate. Late in the War of 1812 Falcon and his ship Cyane were captured by the American warship USS Constitution and released at the war's end. In 1833 Falcon evacuated Princess Victoria and her party from the Royal Yacht Emerald when it became entangled with a hulk in Plymouth Harbour. American interest.
[Ref: 53892]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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