George Brydges Rodney

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British admiral. He gained his early naval expertise with Hawke at Finisterre in 1747, and at Le Havre in 1759, where he destroyed the French flotilla in the Seven Years War. His greatest victory was at the Battle of Les Saintes, 1782, in the West Indies, where he restored British supremacy at sea in the closing stages of the American War of Independence.

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