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Journal of Midshipman Othnel Mawdesley describing his capture and life as a prisoner of war in Spain.


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Biographical details Lieutenant Othnel Mawdesley was born 29 April 1790 the second son of Rev. Thomas Mawdesley and Mary Anne Lawton, died 9 November 1812 as second Lieutenant on HMS MILFORD after being wounded while reconnoitring a strange vessel.
Description Othnel Mawdesley’s personal account of an unsuccessful attack on a Spanish ship at Vigo and his captivity with other members of the crew of HMS THESEUS in Galicia, 28 December 1807 and 12 June 1808.
Date made 1807 - 1808

Finding Reference JOD/341
Catalogue section Manuscript volumes acquired singly by the Museum
Creator Mawdesley, Orthnel
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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