Peter Puget was an officer in the British Royal Navy. His family had previously fled France for Britain during Louis XIV's persecution of the Huguenots. Puget served under Captain James Vashon in the West Indies and as a lieutenant under Captain George Vancouver during his exploration of North America's Pacific Coast from 1791-94 aboard the HMS Discovery. Perhaps his most lasting fame is that the Puget Sound was named after him by Captain Vancouver, in what is now western Washington State, USA. The Royal Navy is the navy of the United Kingdom. ... In the 16th and 17th centuries, the name of Huguenots came to apply to members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France. ... James Vashon was an officer of the British Royal Navy and the first captain of HMS Dreadnought, in 1801-02. ... A Lieutenant is a military, paramilitary or police officer. ... Captain George Vancouver George Vancouver (June 22, 1757 - May 12, 1798) was an officer of the Royal Navy, and an explorer best known for his exploration of North America and the Pacific coast along Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. ... 1791 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... HMS Discovery was the name of a number of vessels in the Royal Navy. ... Puget Sound Puget Sound is an arm of the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire Official languages None Area 184,824 km² (18th) - Land 172,587 km² - Water 12,237 km² (6. ...
Peter Puget lived from 1765-1822, and achieved the rank of Rear Admiral (1821) and was knighted. 1765 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1822 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The term Rear Admiral originated from the days of Naval Sailing Squadrons, and can trace its origins to the British Royal Navy. ... 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...
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PeterPuget was an officer in the British Royal Navy.
Puget served under Captain James Cook in the West Indies and as a lieutenant under Captain George Vancouver during his exploration of North America's Pacific Coast from 1791-94 aboard the HMS Discovery.
PeterPuget lived from 1765-1822, and achieved the rank of Rear Admiral (1821) and was knighted.
Puget Sound (pronounced IPA [ˈpjuʤɨt]) is a fjord connected to the Pacific Ocean via the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
Originally, the name Puget Sound only referred to the southern reaches beyond Poverty Bay explored by PeterPuget, and the central and northern reaches familiar to Washington State Ferry riders was called Admiralty Inlet.
During World War II the Puget Sound area became a focus for the war industry, with Boeing producing many of the nation's heavy bombers and the ports of Seattle, Bremerton and Tacoma available for shipbuilding.
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