Rodney, George Brydges, Baron


Rodney, George Brydges, Baron
(1718-1792)
   Born in Walton-upon-Thames, England. Educated at Harrow School. Entered the navy; promoted lieutenant, 1739, and captain, 1742. In 1748 appointed governor and commander-in-chief of the station of Newfoundland; in 1759 rear-admiral; in 1761 commander-in-chief of Barbados and the Windward Islands, and captured St. Pierre, Grenada, and St. Lucia; vice-admiral, 1762; made a baronet, 1764; master of Greenwich Hospital, 1765; admiral, 1779. On Jan. 16, 1780, won the battle of St. Vincent.
   Index: Hd His victory over French and Spanish fleets, 189. Dr His great victory in West Indies, 195.
   Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.

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