Monday, July 14

David Hanmer, Master's Mate

HANMER.
Acasta Master's Mate under Capt. Kerr, c.1813-14

David Hanmer entered the Navy, in Aug. 1804, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Ajax 74, Capts. Lord Garlies, Christopher Laroche, and Wm. Brown, one of Sir Robt. Calder's fleet in the action of 22 July, 1805. From the following Sept. until Dec. 1808, he served in the Mediterranean and off Lisbon in the Apollo frigate, and Conqueror 74, both commanded by Capt. Edw. Fellowes ; and he was afterwards, until promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, 7 April, 1813, employed, off the coasts of Portugal, France, and America, chiefly as Master's Mate, in the Semiramis 36, Capt. Wm. Granger, Unicorn 32, Capts. Alex. Robt. Kerr and Geo. Burgoyne Salt, Acasta 40, Capt. A. R. Kerr, and St. Domingo 74, flag-ship of Sir John Borlase Warren. He then joined the Statira 38, Capts. Hassard Stackpoole and Spelman Swaine, also attached to the force on the American station, whence he returned home and was paid off in April, 1815. He has not been since afloat.

Source: A NAVAL BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY: COMPRISING THE LIFE AND SERVICES OF EVERY LIVING OFFICER IN HER MAJESTY'S NAVY, FROM THE RANK OF ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET TO THAT OF LIEUTENANT, INCLUSIVE. Compiled from Authentic and Family Documents. BY WILLIAM E. O'BYRNE, ESQ.
LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET, PUBLISHER TO THE ADMIRALTY. 1849.

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