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Admiral Sir Charles Saunders (1713?–1775)

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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Saunders was a lieutenant in the ‘Centurion’ during Anson’s voyage round the world 1740–1744. Saunders was sent home with dispatches from Macao and returned to England in 1743. He played a distinguished part in Hawke’s action with the French commander de l’Entenduère in 1747, when in command of the ‘Yarmouth’. He became Treasurer of Greenwich Hospital in 1754, Comptroller of the Navy in 1755, Second in Command in the Mediterranean in 1756 and by succession Commander-in-Chief in 1757.

National Maritime Museum


  • Date

    late 18th C

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    51 x 40.5 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    National Maritime Museum (Greenwich Hospital Collection)


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