Sketches from My Life (Dodo Press)
by Admiral Hobart Pasha (9781409964551)

Sketches from My Life (Dodo Press)

Admiral Hobart Pasha

Release Date: 01 May 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 172
Category: Military
ISBN: 9781409964551
ISBN-10: 1409964558

Augustus Charles Hobart-Hampden (1822-1886) was an English naval captain and Ottoman Turkish admiral, the third son of the 6th Earl of Buckinghamshire. In 1835 he entered the Royal Navy and served as a midshipman on the coast of Brazil in the suppression of the slave trade, displaying much gallantry in the operations. In 1862 he retired from the navy with the rank of Postcaptain; but his love of adventure led him, during the American Civil War, to take the command of a blockade runner. In 1867 Hobart entered the Turkish service, and was immediately nominated to the command of that fleet, with the rank of "Bahrie Limassi" (rear-admiral). In this capacity he helped to suppress the insurrection in Crete, and was rewarded by the Sultan with the title of Pasha (1869). In command of the Ottoman squadron he completely dominated the Black Sea, blockading the ports of South Russia and the mouths of the Danube, and paralysing the action of the Russian fleet. His works include: Never Caught (written as Captain Roberts) (1867) and Sketches From My Life (1886).

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