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Admiral John Benbow

Person  Male  Born 10/3/1653  Died 4/11/1702

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: Jamaica

Admiral.  Born Shropshire. Whilst in the West Indies fighting the French, Benbow was in charge of a fleet of seven ships. During the fight, which lasted a few days, he sustained a broken leg from chain-shot. He fought on but only two of the other ships' captains supported his battle plans to his satisfaction so he court-martialled them sentencing two to death. Two months after his injury he died as a result at Port Royal, Kingston, Jamaica, and 5 months after his demise his death sentence on the two captains was carried out.

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