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Harrison, William (1812–1860), merchant navy officer

G. C. Boase

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/12456

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Harrison, William (1812–1860), merchant navy officer, son of a master in the merchant service, was born at Maryport, Cumberland, in October 1812. He was apprenticed to Mr Porter, a Liverpool shipowner, and went to sea in October 1825. On the expiry of his articles he was given command of a vessel, and served in the ...

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