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Duckworth, John Thomas

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Title Admiral (RN)
Official Number
Birth 09/02/1747 Death 31/08/1817
Place Leatherhead Place Plymouth
Area Surrey Area
Country England Country UK
Honours GCB. Naval Gold Medal.
He served as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of British Naval Forces in Newfoundland and he was appointed as the Commodore Governor of Newfoundland 20/07/1810 -31/05/1813.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN. He was appointed as a Captain RN. Rear-Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth first arrived in the Caribbean in June 1800 as Commander-in-Chief of the British naval forces there. In 1801 he defeated Swedish and Danish forces in the area, and was knighted for this. He later defeated a French naval squadron near Santo Domingo, and was promoted to Vice-Admiral RN. In 1806, he defeated the French Admiral Leissegues, ending the French plans to occupy the region. He was appointed as an Admiral RN 1810.
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown
Named Features HMS Duckworth; Duckworth Street (St. Johns NL)
Story, Norah (1967); MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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