Author Results for Richard H. Warner

Peter the Great’s Combat Admiral: George Paddon, Captain, R.N.

By Richard H. Warner

Captain George Paddon RN (1690-1719) served as Rear Admiral in the Russian Navy from 1717 to 1719. This paper challenges the perception of Paddon as a disgraced Royal Navy officer and instead presents him as a distinguished fighting captain, especially chosen by Tsar Peter ‘The Great’ to revitalise the Russian Navy and appointed with the […] Read More

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