(1776–1816), British explorer of the Congo River. James Hingston (frequently and incorrectly “ Kingston”) Tuckey led an ambitious expedition to the Congo River between February and October 1816. Born at Mallow in Ireland in August 1776, he entered the Royal Navy in 1793 and saw much service in the East and in Australia. Captured by the French in 1805, he was a prisoner until 1814 but used the time to write a book on maritime geography. This commended him to John Barrow, who chose him for the Congo venture.
From The Oxford Companion to World Exploration in Oxford Reference.
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