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Ammen, Daniel

Michael Hausenfleck.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1160 words.

Ammen, Daniel (16 May 1819–11 July 1898), naval officer, author, and inventor, was born in Brown County, Ohio, the son of David Ammen and Sally Houtz, farmers. While still a boy, Ammen...

Anderson, James (1765–1835), naval officer

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 264 words.

Anderson, James (1765–1835), naval officer, was born in September 1765 in Scotland. He served through the American War of Independence as a midshipman, and after rejoining the navy in 1793,...

Andrewes, Sir William Gerrard (1899–1974), naval officer

Eric J. Grove.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1607 words.

Andrewes, Sir William Gerrard (1899–1974), naval officer, was born on 3 November 1899 at Chilcomb rectory, St Giles Hill, Winchester, the second son of the Revd Canon Gerrard Thomas...

Andrews, Philip

Jeffery M. Dorwart.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1058 words.

Andrews, Philip (31 March 1866–18 December 1935), naval officer, was born in New York City, the son of Phoebe D. Andrews, a Jersey City schoolteacher (father’s name unknown). Andrews...

Anson, George, Baron Anson (1697–1762), naval officer and politician

N. A. M. Rodger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; UK Politics. 6397 words.

Anson, George, Baron Anson (1697–1762), naval officer and politician, was born on 23 April 1697 at Colwich, Staffordshire, the second son of William Anson (d. 1720) and his wife, Isabella,...

Aplin, Peter (1753–1817), naval officer

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 329 words.

Aplin, Peter (1753–1817), naval officer, first went to sea as captain's servant and, later, midshipman on the yacht William and Mary, and then as able seaman and midshipman on the Guernsey, null...

Appleton, Henry (d. 1657), naval officer

Bernard Capp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1081 words.

Appleton, Henry (d. 1657), naval officer, probably born in Hull, was bred to the sea and commanded merchant vessels to Spain and the Mediterranean in the 1630s and 1640s. He was admitted a...

Apsley, Sir Allen (1566/7–1630), naval and military administrator

J. H. Round.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration; Naval Forces and Warfare. 692 words.

Apsley, Sir Allen (1566/7–1630), naval and military administrator, was a younger son of John Apsley of Pulborough, Sussex, and of his wife, Elizabeth (née Shelley). His daughter, Lucy...

Arbuthnot, Marriot (1711–1794), naval officer and colonial governor

Julian Gwyn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1509 words.

Arbuthnot, Marriot (1711–1794), naval officer and colonial governor, was born in Weymouth, the son of John Arbuthnott. He entered the navy about 1727, and passed his lieutenant's...

Arbuthnot, Sir Robert Keith, fourth baronet (1864–1916), naval officer

Paul G. Halpern.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1230 words.

Arbuthnot, Sir Robert Keith, fourth baronet (1864–1916), naval officer, was born on 23 March 1864, the eldest son of Sir William Wedderburn Arbuthnot, third baronet (1831–1889) and major,...

Armstrong, John Herbert Arthur James [Louis] (1946–2014), naval officer and barrister

Peter Hore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1323 words.

Armstrong, John Herbert Arthur James [Louis] (1946–2014), naval officer and barrister, was born on 4 September 1946 at 24 Tower Park, Fowey, Cornwall, the son of John William Armstrong...

Armstrong, Sir Alexander (1818–1899), naval medical officer

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Medicine and Health; Naval Forces and Warfare; Warfare and Defence. 566 words.

Armstrong, Sir Alexander (1818–1899), naval medical officer, descended from a family originally of Cumberland, and from Major-General John Armstrong (1673–1742), was born in Donegal, the...

Arnold, Thomas (1679–1737), naval officer

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 275 words.

Arnold, Thomas (1679–1737), naval officer, was born in Lowestoft, the second of five sons of Matthew Arnold and his wife (née Coe). After gaining his commission on 23 October 1708 he served...

Ashby, Sir John (bap. 1646, d. 1693), naval officer

J. D. Davies.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 797 words.

Ashby, Sir John (bap. 1646, d. 1693), naval officer, was baptized on 21 March 1646, the fourth son of Robert Ashby (1607–1659), merchant of Lowestoft, and his wife, Alice, a sister of the...

Ashmore, Sir Peter William Beckwith (1921–2002), naval officer and courtier

Eric J. Grove.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Social and Cultural History. 1013 words.

Ashmore, Sir Peter William Beckwith (1921–2002), naval officer and courtier, was born on 4 February 1921 at 5 Coombe Villas, Saltash, Cornwall, the younger son (there were no daughters) of...

Ashworth, Henry (1785–1811), naval officer

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 233 words.

Ashworth, Henry (1785–1811), naval officer, was born in London in December 1785. In November 1799 he entered the 38-gun frigate Hussar, under the immediate patronage of the first...

Aston, Sir George Grey (1861–1938), Royal Marine officer and writer

Jim Beach.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 734 words.

Aston, Sir George Grey (1861–1938), Royal Marine officer and writer, was born in Cape Colony on 2 December 1861, the youngest son of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Aston, Indian army (retired),...

Atkins, John (bap. 1685, d. 1757), naval surgeon

J. Watt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Surgery. 966 words.

Atkins, John (bap. 1685, d. 1757), naval surgeon, the son of John and Grace Atkins, was baptized on 26 November 1685 at Plaistow, Essex. He served a professional apprenticeship before...

Atkinson, Edward Leicester (1881–1929), naval medical officer and explorer in Antarctica

Adrienne Reynolds.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Medicine and Health; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Maps and Map-making. 580 words.

Atkinson, Edward Leicester (1881–1929), naval medical officer and explorer in Antarctica, was born on 23 November 1881 at Sion Hill, St Vincent, Windward Islands, West Indies, the third of...

Atkinson, Sir Robert (1916–2015), naval officer and businessman

Peter Hore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1806 words.

Atkinson, Sir Robert (1916–2015), naval officer and businessman, was born on 7 March 1916 at 33 Linskill Street, Tynemouth, the younger son of Nicholas Ridley (1882–1944), a builder who was...