Here’s an interesting career naval officer from the Georgian to Regency period. Admiral Lutwidge becomes Admiral of the White in 1805, the year Captain Henry Guffald is sent on a mission to rescue Garrick Seaton, another of Nelson’s Tea operatives.

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Regency Personalities Series
In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables.

Skeffington Lutwidge
March 13 1737 – August 16 1814


Skeffington Lutwidge

Lutwidge was born in 1737, the son of Thomas Lutwidge and Lucy nee Hoghton. Lutwidge embarked on a career in the Navy, and is listed as a lieutenant in 1763, taking command of the purchased cutter HMS Cholmondely. He remained with her until 1765.

Lutwidge, now a commander, commissioned the bomb vessel HMS Carcass in 1771, and served in the Irish Sea until 1773. The Carcass was then refitted at Sheerness for a voyage to the Arctic, with Lutwidge retaining command. The expedition sailed up to and around Spitsbergen, managing to reach within ten degrees of the North Pole, but was prevented from travelling by thick sea ice, and returned to Britain. Sailing…

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