Captain Marryat and the Ariadne

By E.H.W. Meyerstein, published August 1935


This article opens with a description of Frederick Marryat’s career, his inventions and his inheritances.    His code of signals was the first to win international useage.   The death of his father and uncle brought him large inheritances and his service in the Burmese river war gave promotion to post captain and award of CB.   His literary output was beginning.    He commanded the frigate Ariadne which between 1828 and 1830 protected British interests in the Azores during the contest for the throne of Portugal.   This period may have provided much of the material for his later novels.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Biography | Navies

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