OTWAY, Admiral William Albany. 17038



Autograph Letter Signed, to Captain Farrington, HMS Clio, surprised that “not one of my ci-devant flock was included in the late extensive promotion”, offering the use of his name in any claim for advancement, sure that there must be another general promotion. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches, with address panel, in good condition. Bath, 26 September 1814. Uncommon. Admiral William Albany Otway (1756-1815). In the 1770’s Otway served in the Lark frigate, Capt. Rd. Smith, on the American station. He was appointed to the command of the Goat Island battery, for the defence of the town and harbour of Newport; and for his meritorious conduct on this service, was honoured with the thanks of Lord Howe. He was present in different actions fought with Count de Grasse; was made post December 1, 1787; and in 1788 appointed to command the Pegasus on the Newfoundland Station. He commanded the Ganges in the battle of Copenhagen. In 1809 he was second in command on board the Caesar, under Sir Rd. J. Strachan, on the Scheldt expedition.