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Mitchell, Sir William (1745/6–1816), naval officer

Patrick O'Brian

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Mitchell, Sir William (1745/6–1816), naval officer, had obscure origins: neither his place of birth nor his parents are mentioned in the Naval Chronicle's report of his death, but it is probable that he went early to sea, since on joining the Dolphin...

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Subjects: Military History ; Naval Forces and Warfare

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