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Hoste, Sir William, Bart., British naval commander, who was born about 1780, served with Nelson at Teneriffe in 1797, and was made a post captain in 1802. In 1811 he gained a remarketble victory over a Franco-Venetian squadron of largely superior force. In 1813, in the Bacchante, he commanded the squadron which reduced Ragusa and Cattaro. For these services he was made a baronet in 1814, and in 1815 was given a K.C.B. He died in 1828, being still a post-captain.