Monday, September 8

Midshipman Longchamp

LONGCHAMP.
Acasta Midshipman under Capt. Wood, 1802.

John Longchamp entered the Navy, 18 July, 1797, as Midshipman, on board L'Espoir sloop, Capt. Henry Inman ; continuing to serve with whom in the Belliquedx 64, Andromeda 32, and Desiree 36, he witnessed, in the Andromeda, an attack made on a French squadron in Dunkerque Roads 7 July, 1800, and was present, we believe, in the Desiree in the action otf Copenhagen 2 April, 1801. In the course of the latter and the following year he successively removed to the Princess of Orange 74 and Leda 38, both commanded by Capt. Geo. Hope, Acasta 40, Capt. Jas. Athol Wood, and Princess Royal 98, Capts. Jas. Vashon, Herbert Sawyer, and Robt. Carthew Reynolds. He made a voyage, in the Leda, to the Mediterranean; and served on the Channel station, in the Princess Royal, until promoted to the rank of Lieutenant 5 Dec. 1806.

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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