Hugh Talbot Burgoyne

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Captain Hugh Talbot Burgoyne, V.C. (17 July, 1833 – 7 September, 1870) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Ireland, Burgoyne was awarded a V.C. when he was 21 years old, for his exploits in a landing party during the Crimean War.

Burgoyne died when his masted turret ship Captain capsized in a gale off Cape Finisterre. The ship had been poorly designed, with very little freeboard and exceedingly heavy turrets.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Captain
30 Apr, 1870 – 7 Sep, 1870
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost