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St Vincent

St.-Vincent, JOHN JERVIS, EARL OF (1734-1823), joined the navy at the age of ten and rapidly advanced in the service. He was present in the expedition against Quebec, in the action off Ushant under Keppel in 1778, and in 1794 commanded the squadron in the West Indies, which took Guadaloupe, Martinique, and St. Lucia. His greatest achievement was the decisive victory gained over the Spanish fleet off Cape St. Vincent in February, 1797, for which he was raised to the peerage and given a pension of £3,000.