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Charles Buckner
Charles Buckner
Born 1741
Died 1811
Place of birth Boxgrove, West Sussex
Place of death Clewer, Berkshire
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Protée
Nore Command
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War

Vice Admiral Charles Buckner (1741–1811) was a Royal Navy officer who became Commander-in-Chief, The Nore.

Naval career[edit | edit source]

Buckner became commanding officer of the third-rate HMS Protée in 1780 and saw action in her at the Battle of the Saintes in April 1782 during the American Revolutionary War.[1] He went on to be commanding officer of the third-rate HMS Royal Oak later in 1782 and commanding officer of the Royal Yacht HMY William and Mary in 1787. He became Commander-in-Chief, The Nore in April 1795 and was in command during the Spithead and Nore mutinies in 1797.[2] The first round of negotiations, led by Buckner for the Navy, failed dismally with Buckner being threatened with a broadside attack from the third-rate HMS Inflexible which was being held by the mutineers.[3] The mutiny ultimately failed and the ring leaders were hanged.[4]

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir George Collier
Commander-in-Chief, The Nore
Succeeded by
Skeffington Lutwidge

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