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John Gore KCB (1772 - 1836)

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Adm. Sir John Gore KCB
Born in County Kilkenny, Irelandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
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Husband of — married in St. George's Church, Hanover Square, London, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Datchet, Buckinghamshire, Englandmap
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Categories: British Admirals | HMS Fleche (1768) | HMS Medusa (1801) | Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath.

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Admiral Sir John Gore, KCB, was a British Royal Navy commander of the 18th and 19th centuries, years of service 1781-1836. His father was Colonel John Gore.

British Royal Navy

He joined the Royal Navy in August 1781, as a Captain's servant, and served as a midshipman, before gaining promotion to Lieutenant on 26 November 1789 and Commander on 24 May 1794. The Royal Navy had just captured the French corvette Fleche at the capture of Bastia, in which Gore played a significant role and had been injured. The Navy took the corvette into service as HMS Fleche and commissioned her under Gore. He fitted her out and sailed her to Malta where he negotiated with the Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller, Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc, for seamen, supplies, etc.

On 13 September Gore was a witness at the trial of Lieutenant William Walker, commander of the hired armed cutter Rose, on charges that Walker had accepted money from merchants at Bastia to convoy their vessels to Leghorn, where the court martial took place. Walker was acquitted.

Gore received promotion to Post Captain on 14 November 1794. When in command of HMS Triton he took part in the successful action of 16 October 1799 in which two Spanish frigates were captured and more than 2 million silver dollars taken.

While commanding the 32-gun frigate HMS Medusa, he took part in the action of 5 October 1804.

Promoted to Rear-Admiral on 4 December 1813, he became Commander-in-Chief of the Nore from 1818 to 1821.

He was promoted to Vice-Admiral on 27 May 1825. He served as Commander-in-Chief, East Indies and China Stations from 1831 to 1834.

Marriage and family

On 15 August 1808 at St. George's Church, Hanover Square, he married Georgiana Montagu, daughter of Admiral Sir George Montagu and Charlotte Wroughton, and they had four children:

1. Lieutenant John Gore (d. 1835),

2. Hon. Georgiana Stuart Gore (d. 18 July 1877),

3. Anne Gore (d. 23 July 1877) – mother of Assheton Gore Curzon-Howe.

4. Maria Gore (d. 8 March 1902).


He died in 1836, aged 64.

In fiction, he appears in Hornblower and the Hotspur as the Medusa's captain.


Wikipedia, Admiral Sir John Gore, KCB.

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