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Waghorn, Thomas (1800–1850), naval officer and self-publicist

Freda Harcourt

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/28397

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Waghorn, Thomas (1800–1850), naval officer and self-publicist, one of ten children of Thomas Waghorn, a butcher, and his wife, Ann Goodhugh, was born in Chatham, Kent, on 20 June 1800. He entered the navy in 1812 as a midshipman but was paid off in 1817 before completing the six years required to qualify as a lieutenant. He sailed to ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Naval Forces and Warfare ; World History ; Travel and Holiday

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