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1684, Nov 121700-17461757, Oct 30
a British naval officer. He had a long and distinguished career, rising to the rank of admiral after 46 years service. As a vice admiral during the War of Jenkins' Ear, in 1739 he was responsible for the capture of Porto Bello, seen as expunging the failure of Admiral Hosier there in a previous conflict. However, his later amphibious operation against Cartagena de Indias suffered a severe defeat. Vernon also served as a Member of Parliament (MP) on three occasions and was out-spoken on naval matters in Parliament, making him a controversial figure.
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The Vernons at Orwell Park:
c.1727-1848
Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich)
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...officer, he was deployed with a squadron under Admiral Edward Vernon to the West Indies at the start of the War of...
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