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Blackwood The Hon Sir Henry

Blackwood, The Hon. Sir Henry, fifth son of Sir John Blackwood, Bart., was born in 1770, and having entered the navy, was senior lieutenant of the Invincible, 74, in the action of the glorious First of June, 1794. As captain of the Penelope, 36, he particularly distinguished himself in the capture of the Guillaume Tell, 84, on March 31, 1800. In 1801 he participated in the operations in Egypt; and at Trafalgar, in command of the Euryalus, 36, acquired deserved fame. In 1807, in the Ajax, 80, he accompanied Duckworth to the Dardanelles, but had the misfortune to lose his ship by fire. He was promoted to be rear-admiral in 1814; from 1819 to 1822 he commanded in the East Indies; and from 1828 to 1830 his flag was flying at the Nore. He died a vice-admiral in 1832. He was one of the captains in whom Nelson reposed the utmost confidence, and as a frigate commander he was in his day unrivalled.