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.
Outside the dockyard are the residences of the admiral of the home fleet and other officers, and barracks.