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Carteret Philip

Carteret, Philip, an English sailor and discoverer of the eighteenth century, who took part in Byron's voyage, and commanded a ship in Wallis's exploring expedition to the southern hemisphere in 1766. The next year he became separated from Wallis in the Straits of Magellan, and, going on alone, discovered several islands, among them being Pitcairn's Island, and one in the Solomon group, which bears the name of its discoverer. In 1794 he retired from active service with the rank of rear-admiral, and died two years after.