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Edward Vernon ("Old Grog") (16841757) was an English naval officer. Events France under Louis XIV makes Truce of Ratisbon separately with the Empire and Spain. ... 1757 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK...


Commodore and Admiral of the White, became a hero in England on his capture of the poorly defended Porto Bello in Panama at the start of the War of Jenkin's Ear against the Spanish in November 1739. Admiral is a word from the Arabic term Amir-al-bahr (commander of the sea). ... Sir Galahad, a hero of Arthurian legend From the Greek cognate ηρως, in mythology and folklore, a hero (male) or heroine (female) is an eminent character archetype that quintessentially embodies key traits valued by its originating culture. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... Portobelo (formerly Puerto Bello) is a port in Panama. ... The War of Jenkins Ear was a conflict between Great Britain and Spain that lasted from 1739 to 1742. ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Events January 1 - Bouvet Island is discovered by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier. ...


In the War of the Spanish Succession he served at the Battle of Malaga in 1704 and at the Battle of Barcelona in 1705. Vernon was the commodore of Port Royal in Jamaica in 1720 and Naval Commander in Chief of all His Majesty's ships in the West Indies from 1739 to 1742. Charles II was the last Habsburg King of Spain. ... Events Building of the Students Monument in Aiud, Romania. ... Events Construction begins on Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, England. ... Commodore is a military rank used in some navies for officers whose position exceeds that of a Captain, but is less than that of a flag officer. ... // Events January 6 - The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings February 11 - Sweden and Prussia sign the (2nd Treaty of Stockholm) declaring peace. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... // Events January 24 - Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor. ...


In the War of Jenkin's Ear in 1739 he commanded a fleet that captured the Spanish colonial possession of Porto Bello (now in Panama), and unsuccessfully attacked Cartagena de Indias in Nueva Granada (now Colombia). The Portobello areas in both London and Dublin (see Portobello Road and Portobello, Dublin) are named for Vernon's victory, and "Rule Britannia" was composed by Thomas Arne during the celebratory frenzy of 1740. The War of Jenkins Ear was a conflict between Great Britain and Spain that lasted from 1739 to 1742. ... Events January 1 - Bouvet Island is discovered by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier. ... Portobelo (formerly Puerto Bello) is a port in Panama. ... Bocagrande Cartagena Bocagrande y el puerto de Cartagena San Pedro Square, Old City Cartagena Fortresses of Cartagena are inscribed on the World Heritage List. ... New Granada was the name given to a group of colonial provinces in northern South America, corresponding mainly to modern Colombia. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ... Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, located near the midpoint of Irelands east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin Region. ... Portobello Road Portobello Road is a road in the Notting Hill district of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in west London. ... Portobello College and Grand Canal Source: Irelandscape In Dublin, Portobello is an area near the South Circular Road near South Richmond Street and including Clanbrassil Street. ... Look up Victory on Wiktionary, the free dictionary A Victory is a win. ... “Rule Britannia” is a patriotic British national song, originating from the poem Rule Britannia by James Thomson, and put to music by Thomas Arne in 1740. ... Thomas Augustine Arne (1710-March 5, 1778) was an English composer, best known for the popular patriotic song, Rule Britannia, which is still frequently sung, notably at the Last Night of the Proms; and also his musical settings of songs from the plays of William Shakespeare. ... Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ...


However Vernon's reputation was later damaged by the repulsion of his invasion force of 23 600 men and 186 ships by the Spanish colonial defenders of Cartagena de Indias of just 3000 men and 6 ships in 1741. George Washington's half-brother, Lawrence Washington, had served on Vernon's flagship as a Captain of the Marines in 1741 and named his estate Mount Vernon in honour of his impressive commander but, despite his heroic status, Vernon's fiery and difficult temper lead to fractious relationships with various governors of Jamaica, and with his navy superiors, and he was ultimately dismissed from the Royal Navy in 1746. For other places of the same name, see Cartagena Bocagrande Cartagena San Pedro Square,Old City Cartagena Cartagena, Colombia, also known as Cartagena de Indias, is a large seaport on the north coast of Colombia. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the successful Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783, and later became the first President of the United States, an office to which he was elected, unanimously, twice and remained in from... A half-brother is a male sibling with one shared parent. ... Major Lawrence Washington (1659-1698) was the grandfather of George Washington. ... A flagship is the ship used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships. ... Captain is both a nautical term and a rank in various uniformed organizations. ... France Marines is the name of a commune in the département of Val dOise, France. ... // Events April 10 - Austrian army attack troops of Frederick the Great at Mollwitz August 10 - Raja of Travancore defeats Dutch East India Company naval expedition at Battle of Colachel December 19 - Vitus Bering dies in his expedition east of Siberia December 25 - Anders Celsius develops his own thermometer scale Celsius... Mount Vernon is the name of several places around the world, most notably Mount Vernon, the Virginia plantation of George Washington, the first President of the United States. ... HI A governor is also, a monkey who is smart and can fly like a penguin is a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... The multinational Combined Task Force One Five Zero (CTF-150) A rare occurrence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... Events January 8 - Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling April 16 - Battle of Culloden brings an end to the Jacobite Risings October 22 - The College of New Jersey is founded (it becomes Princeton University in 1896) October 28 - An earthquake demolishes Lima and Callao, in Peru Catharine de Ricci (born 1522...


His enduring claim to fame was his 1740 order that his sailors' rum should be diluted with water. The rest of the Royal Navy rapidly followed his lead, calling the new drink "grog" after Vernon's nickname. Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ... Caribbean rum, circa 1941 For other uses, see Rum (disambiguation). ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... Grog issue on board the HMS Endymion; circa 1905 Rum measure reputed to be from Trafalgar Black Tot Day, on board the HMS Phoebe; 31 July, 1970 For the fictional alien species the Grog (or sessile grog), from Larry Nivens Known Space universe, see Thrintun and Tnuctipun. ... A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Tom is short for Thomas). ...


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Edward Vernon - LoveToKnow 1911 (963 words)
EDWARD VERNON (1684-1757), English admiral, was born in Westminster on the 12th of November 1684.
Edward Vernon was sent to Westminster school at the age of seven, and remained there till he was sixteen.
Vernon's birthday was celebrated in 1740 in London with public illuminations, and 1 3 0 medals were struck in his honour.
BHC3068 : Admiral Edward Vernon, 1684-1757 (390 words)
In 1722 Vernon was returned to Parliament where in the 1730s he was a powerful advocate for war with Spain.
Vernon is however best remembered because in 1740 he ordered his men's rum ration to be served diluted with water, for health reasons.
This 'grog' - Vernon's nickname- rapidly became the standard way of serving the naval rum ration until it was abolished in 1970.
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