SHARPE, Rear-Admiral Alexander Renton. 13270



A brief manuscript “Account of Specie Shipped on board His Majesty’s Ship Hyacinth” at Gibraltar and Alicante, signed by Sharpe as Captain. 1 page 7 x 8 inches, in good condition. May 1814. Rear-Admiral Alexander Renton Sharpe (1785-1860) had an adventurous career during the Napoleonic Wars, including the blockade of San Domingo (1803-04), the naval action near Corfu in March 1809, and the destruction of French store-ships in Sagone Bay, Corsica, in May 1811. From December 1812 to September 1818 Sharpe commanded HMS Hyacinth (24 guns) in the Mediterranean, North Sea, Channel and South America.