George Vaughan

George Vaughan Died 1796. Vaughan was commissioned lieutenant on 22 February 1788, and during the Spanish Armament was appointed the fifth lieutenant of the Vengeance 74, Captain Sir Thomas Rich, on 6 July 1790, although this commission was cancelled. Going out to the...

George Vancouver

George Vancouver 1757-98. He was born of Dutch descent on 22 June 1757 at Kings Lynn, Norfolk, the sixth son of a customs official John Jasper Vancouver, and of his wife Bridget Berners. Vancouver entered the service as an able seaman aboard the Resolution, Captain...

James Vashon

James Vashon 1742-1827. Vashon was born at Ludlow on 9 August 1742, the youngest son of the Reverend James Volant Vashon, who was the vicar of Eye in Herefordshire. He was the uncle of Rear-Admiral Volant Vashon Ballard. In August 1755 Vashon joined the Revenge 64,...

Nicholas Vincent

Nicholas Vincent c1723- 1809. Vincent was commissioned lieutenant on 3 February 1744 and posted captain on 5 July 1748 of the Medway’s Prize 30 in the East Indies by Vice-Admiral Thomas Griffin. On 28 July 1749 he was appointed to the Winchester 50 by Griffin whose...

Sir Edward Vernon

Sir Edward Vernon 1723-94. He was born on 30 October 1723 at Hilton in Staffordshire, the fourth son of Henry Vernon, and of his wife, Penelope Phillips. He was the brother of Richard Vernon who became a leading horseracing owner and official, and he was also a...

George Vandeput

George Vandeput Died 1800. He was the illegitimate son of Sir George Vandeput, 2nd Baronet, who lost a great deal of his wealth fighting an election for the high-profile parliamentary borough of Westminster in 1749. Having previously served as a midshipman in the St....