Flag Officer SIlas Stringham

Flag Officer Silas Stringham, a 51 year veteran of the Navy, was the first commander of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, and Will’s first captain. Stringham was not overly impressed with his new master’s mate.. ``His original and speculative turn of mind makes him unfit for the naval service,’’ Stringham wrote of Will.

Flag Officer Silas Stringham, a 51 year veteran of the Navy, was the first commander of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, and Will’s first captain. Stringham was not overly impressed with his new master’s mate.. “His original and speculative turn of mind makes him unfit for the naval service,’’ Stringham wrote of Will.

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