A Compendium of Irish Biography/Warren, Sir Peter

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Warren, Sir Peter, Admiral, a distinguished British naval officer, was born in Ireland in 1703. He received his first command when but twenty-four. In 1745, with a small armament, he took Louisburg, the capital of Cape Breton, and was created Rear-Admiral of the Blue, and subsequently Rear-Admiral of the White. At the beginning of 1747, under Anson, he fell in with and completely disabled a French squadron intended for the recovery of Louisburg, for which exploit he was advanced to be Vice-Admiral of the Red. In 1747 he was returned to Parliament for Westminster. He died 29th July 1752, and was interred in Westminster Abbey, where a monument by Roubiliac was erected to his memory. [1] [2]

Authorities
  1. Biographical Treasury: Samuel Maunder. London, 1870.Biographical Dictionary : Rev. Hugh J. Rose. 12 vols. London, 1850.
  2. Worthies of Ireland, Biographical Dictionary of the: Richard Ryan. 2 vols. London, 1821.