George Cockburn

George Cockburn
1772 - 1853

George Cockburn  British Scientist


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First Name George
Last Name Cockburn
Age 81 (age at death) years
Birthday 22nd April, 1772
Birthplace London
Died 19th August, 1853
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Nationality British
Occupation Scientist

Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Cockburn, 10th Baronet GCB (22 April 1772 – 19 August 1853) was a Royal Navy officer. As a captain he was present at the battle of Cape St Vincent in February 1797 during the French Revolutionary Wars and commanded the naval support at the reduction of Martinique in February 1809 during the Napoleonic Wars. He also directed the capture and burning of Washington on 24 August 1814 as an advisor to Major General Robert Ross during the War of 1812. He went on to be First Naval Lord and in that capacity sought to improve the standards of gunnery in the fleet, forming a gunnery school at Portsmouth; later he ensured that the Navy had latest steam and screw technology and put emphasis of the ability to manage seamen without the need to resort to physical punishment.

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