|Place of birth||Boxgrove, West Sussex|
|Place of death||Clewer, Berkshire|
|Battles/wars||American Revolutionary War|
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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. 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. 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. The mutiny ultimately failed and the ring leaders were hanged.
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- "No. 12396". 1782-10-12. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/12396/page/
- "Sheerness Dockyard". Battleships-cruisers. http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/sheerness_dockyard.htm. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
- "The Gale at The Nore. Part 4.". Age of Sail. https://ageofsail.wordpress.com/2009/08/03/the-gale-at-the-nore-part-4-negotiation/. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
- "The Gale at The Nore. Part 7.". Age of Sail. https://ageofsail.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/the-gale-at-the-nore-part-7-retribution/. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
Sir George Collier
|Commander-in-Chief, The Nore
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