A Naval Biographical Dictionary/Addendum: Grace, Percy
GRACE. (Captain, 1825.)
Percy Grace and those who had been wrecked with him in the Grethoond were taken from Manilla to Batavia by the French frigates Cannonière and Laurel. When commanding the Cyrené he was the first who commenced the destruction of barracoons or slave-factories on the coast of Africa. Among the vessels which were captured and detained by the Cyrené and her boats were the Aurora Dutch schooner, of 144 tons, 4 guns, and 26 men, L’Hypolite schooner (under French colours), of 95 tons, 2 guns, and 19 men, and the Caroline French schooner, of 78 tons, 2 guns, and 20 men.