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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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  • Admiral Sir George Cockburn, 10. Baronet GCB (* 22. April 1772 in London; † 19. August 1853 in Leamington Spa) war ein britischer Marineoffizier, der in den Koalitionskriegen gegen Frankreich und im britisch-amerikanischen Krieg von 1812 diente und zum Flottenadmiral und Ersten Seelord der Admiralität aufstieg.
  • George Cockburn (22 avril 1772-19 août 1853), 10e baronnet, est un amiral britannique qui s'illustra durant les guerres napoléoniennes et la guerre de 1812 opposant le Royaume-Uni aux États-Unis.
  • Джордж Ко́берн (Ко́уберн; англ. George Cockburn; 22 апреля 1772 — 19 августа 1853) — английский военный и государственный деятель, адмирал флота и губернатор острова Святой Елены, Первый морской лорд.
  • 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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  • 1853-8-19
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  • 1772-4-22
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