Captain Sir Robert Stopford Bt (1768-1847)
A half-length portrait to the left, in a painted oval, wearing captain's full-dress uniform, 1787-1795. Stopford was promoted to captain at the age of 22 and fought at the Battle of the Glorious First of June in 1794. He received a gold medal for his conduct at the Battle of San Domingo in 1806, took part in the Rio and Copenhagen expeditions of 1806-1807, attacked Rochefort in 1808, was Commander-in-Chief at the Cape of Good Hope in 1808 and reduced Java in 1811. His last active post was as commander-in-chief of the Mediterranean fleet and he was present at the Bombardment of Acre in 1841. From that year until his death he was Governor of Greenwich Hospital, in the rank of Admiral.
Sir William Beechey
- Image reference: BHC3040
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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