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Allen, William (1792-1864), naval officer and writer

John Scott Keltie and Andrew D. Lambert

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/393
Allen, William (1792-1864), naval officer and writer


Allen, William (1792-1864), naval officer and writer, was born at Weymouth in November 1792, entered the navy as a volunteer in October 1805, and as midshipman was present at the passage of the Dardanelles in 1807. On the Leda (36 guns), he served at the capture of Java (August 1811) ...

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