Royal Naval Biography/Luke, George (b)
GEORGE LUKE (b), Esq.
Served twenty years under the command of Captain (now Sir Philip C. H.) Durham, by Whom, in a letter to the Admiralty, reporting the capture of l’Alcmene French frigate, Jan. 16th, 1814, he is described as a very deserving officer. His first commission bears date Nov. 16th, 1801; and his promotion to the rank of commander took place July 8th, 1814. On the day previous thereto, being then acting in the Heron sloop, he captured an American letter of marque, the Mary, of 5 guns and 32 men.