Walker, Sir Hovenden


Walker, Sir Hovenden
(1660-1726)
   Born in Somersetshire, England. Entered the navy; in 1691-1692 captain of the Vulture fireship; in 1695 in command of the Foresight, and in 1696, when in charge of convoy, had a successful action with two French frigates when off the Lizard; in 1710 rear-admiral, and in 1711 knighted. In command of the fleet which, in August, 1711, sailed up the St. Lawrence River for the conquest of Canada. Stormy weather and fog combined to wreck the greater part of the fleet, and the ships returned to England without meeting the French. In 1715, either on account of the failure of the Canadian expedition or on suspicion of being a Jacobite, dismissed from the British navy. In 1720 published a pamphlet in defence of the abortive expedition to Canada.
   Index: WM Loss of his fleet at Seven Islands, 83.
   Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.

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