Berkeley, George Cranfield

(1753-1818)
   Entered the navy, 1766; accompanied Cook in survey of coast of Newfoundland and Gulf of St. Lawrence, 1766-1769; and was on the Victory at Ushant, 1778. In 1786 surveyor-general of ordnance, 1786; and vice-admiral on the Halifax station, 1805-1807, during which time occurred the affair between the Chesapeake and the Leopard.
   Index: Bk Gave instructions in matter of deserters enlisted in Chesapeake, 83; recalled, 85.
   Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.

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