Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper
Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper

Royal NavyObituaries

The following obituary for David Price appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
6 December 1854Rear-Admiral D. Price, who committed suicide in the Pacific, had seen some active and severe service. He served as midshipman of the Ardent, at Copenhagen, in 1801; midshipman of the Centaur, which captured four French frigates in 1806, and in the boats of that vessel at the bombardment of Copenhagen, in 1807, and a second time in the boats of the Centaur, in cutting out a despatch boat under Moen Island, where he was slightly wounded, and in that ship, at the capture of a Russian 74-gun ship, in 1808; lieutenant of the Ardent in 1809; twice prisoner to the Danes, when protecting convoys in the Great Belt; lieutenant of the Hawk at the destruction of a French frigate, the Amazone, and capture and destruction of a French convoy and three armed brigs off Marcouf; and commanded the boats in bringing off some transports and a 10-gun brig in the face of a heavy fire from the shore. He served in the gig of the same ship in attacking a French convoy and a French schooner; was on this occasion a second time severely wounded; from 1811 to the termination of the war he served in various expeditions and engagements, including a night attack upon New Orleans, where he was wounded a third time. He was also an the boats at the attack upon Fort Bowyer, in Mobile Bay, at the capture of transports, &c., and bore the flag announcing peace. He had been officially mentioned eight times and gazetted three.

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