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Encyclopedia > Chalonor Ogle (Royal Navy officer)

Sir Chalonor Ogle (1681-1750) was an Admiral of the Fleet in the British navy. Admiral of the Fleet is a supreme naval position that has existed in historical navies and still exists in several modern-day navies. ...

He was of the Kirkley Hall branch of the prominent Northumbrian family of Ogle.

In 1721 he commanded HMS Swallow leading the fleet in action off the West African coast. In 1722 he defeated the pirate fleet of Bartholomew Roberts, for which success he was awarded a knighthood. Bartholomew Roberts born John Roberts (May 17, 1682 - February 10, 1722), also known as Bart Roberts (Welsh: Barti Ddu), was a Welsh pirate who raided shipping off the Americas and West Africa between 1719 and 1722. ...

Captain Chalonor Ogle was rewarded with a knighthood; the only British naval officer to be honoured specifically for his actions against pirates. He also profited financially, taking gold dust from two of Roberts' ships, the Royal Fortune and Ranger. Of the loot Ogle did accept having taken possesion of, the crew did not receive their share until Ogle was reluctantly forced to give it to them by the legal system, three years later.

Captain Chalonor Ogle claimed to have missed out on the treasure which the pirates had left on their third ship, the Little Ranger, when they sailed to their last engagement with the Swallow. By the time Ogle and his men arrived to take the treasure in the Little Ranger it had gone, with Captain Hill of the merchant ship Neptune, who had been trading with the pirates. Several weeks after the defeat of Bartholemew Roberts, however, Captain Ogle and Captain Hill had both sailed across the atlantic and were in Port Royal at the same time. Even if this is assumed to be a coincidence, it seems nearly inconceivable that Captain Ogle, who was already swindling his own crew, would not have then confronted Captain Hill, who in theory Ogle could easily have had hanged for trading with pirates. It therefore seems likely that the larger part of Bartholemew Robert's treasure ended up in the hands of Captain Ogle, and some part in the hands of Captain Hill.

In 1741 as Rear Admiral of the Blue he led the British attack on three forts at Cartagena, Colombia. Admiral is a word from either the Arabic term amir-al-bahr, or the Irish term Ard muirfhear or Ardmurar , both meaning commander of the seas. ... Nickname: The Heroic City The Walled City The Diplomatic City The Key of the West Indies The Walled Kingdom Best Fortified City of the Americas Historical Heritage of Mankind The Stone Coral Region Caribbean Region (Colombia) Department Bolívar Department* Foundation 1533 Mayor Nicolás Francisco Curi Vergara Area    - City...

In 1742 he was accused of an alleged assault upon Edward Trelawny, Governor of Jamaica but his career survived and he was appointed Admiral of the White and in 1747 Admiral of the Fleet. This page lists Governors-General of Jamaica. ... Admiral of the Fleet is a supreme naval position that has existed in historical navies and still exists in several modern-day navies. ...

He married twice, firstly in 1726 and secondly in 1737 to his cousin Isabella Ogle, daughter of Nathaniel Ogle of Kirkley Hall. Thus he was the great uncle of his brotherin law and namesake, Admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle.

His home was latterley at Gifford Lodge, Twickenham, Middlesex where he died in 1750 without issue Twickenham is a suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, south west London. ...



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