The legend that the admiral was a Roman Catholic has no authority.
admiral taken prisoner.
The appointment of a new peace commission in 1778 offended the admiral deeply, and he sent in a resignation of his command.
When it was known that Admiral Cervera, with a Spanish fleet, had left the Cape Verde Islands, Sampson withdrew a force from the blockade to cruise in the Windward Passage, and made an attack upon the forts at San Juan, Porto Rico.
by Rysbrack, sculptured out of a single block of marble taken from the French by Admiral Sir George Rooke.