Arthur Fleming Morrell

Arthur Fleming Morrell

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Arthur Fleming Morrell was British naval officer, explorer, and colonial administrator of Ascension Island, who saw service spanning the end of the Napoleonic era and well into the Victorian era. Arthur Morrell was born in 1788 in Stoke Damerel, Devon, the second son of a Royal Navy lieutenant, John Morrell. His father had been an able seaman, rising to the warrant officer's rank of gunner by the time his sons entered the Royal Navy. Morrell's brother was John Arthur Morrell, who became a commander and served aboard HMS Eagle during an 1806 attack on Naples, then held by Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte. Morrell joined the Royal Navy at the age of about twelve or thirteen as a first class volunteer. He served first on HMS Doris, a 38-gun fifth rate ship in the Channel fleet that took several French ships as prizes during the years Morrell served on her. He then moved to the Caribbean on board HMS Pique, and was by now a Master's mate
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135764853
  • 9786135764857