The Durham papers : selections from the papers of Admiral Sir Philip Charles Henderson Calderwood Durham, G.C.B. (1763-1845) / edited by Hilary L. Rubinstein, Ph.D., Fellow of the Royal Historical Soc., Former Research Fellow in History at the University of Melbourne.Series: Publications of the Navy Records Society 166. Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon Routledge 2019Description: pages cm.ISBN: 9780367150419 (hardback).Subject(s): Durham, Philip, 1763-1845 | Great Britain. Royal Navy -- 19th century | Great Britain. Royal Navy -- History -- 18th century -- Sources | Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 19th century | Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 18th century | Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Officers -- Biography | Admirals -- Great Britain -- Biography | Ship captains -- Great Britain -- Biography | Royal Navy | naval history | British ships
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
From Acting Lieutenant to Master and Commander, 1781-90 -- Sloop Commander, 1793 -- Frigate Captain, 1793-1802 -- Ship-of-the-Line Captain, 1803-10 -- Flag-Officer, 1810-13 -- Commander-in-Chief, Leeward Islands, 1813-16 -- Lowland Laird, and Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth, 1836-39 -- Epilogue -- Sources and Documents -- Index.
"Admiral Sir Philip Durham (1763-1845) was one of the most distinguished and colourful officers of the late Georgian Navy. His lucky and sometimes controversial career included surviving the sinking of HMS Royal George in 1782, making the first conquest of the tricolour flag in 1793 and the last in 1815, and having two enemy ships surrender to him at Trafalgar."--Provided by publisher.