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Hosken, James (1798–1885), naval officer and developer of ocean steam navigation, was born at Plymouth on 6 December 1798. His father, a warrant officer, served with distinction through the American War of Independence and the French Revolution, and was present at seventeen general actions, from ...

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Johnston, James Henry (1787–1851), naval officer and developer of steam navigation, entered the navy in 1803 on the Spartiate, under the successive captains George Murray, John Manley, and Sir Francis Laforey. In her he was present at Trafalgar, and in 1809 at the operations on the coast of ...