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Vincejo (18) 1799-1804, Commander and Commanding Officer
British 18 Gun
|8.5.1804||Capture of the Vincejo|
|6.1804||Carried prisoner to Paris, Wright died in the Temple, on October 28th, 1805, in circumstances which strongly suggested foul play. Napoleon denied having used any violence whatsoever to the brave officer; but the true facts of the affair, some of which will be found very fully set forth in the Naval Chronicle are to this day involved in mystery. Wright, before his capture, had, in his ill-manned little craft, maintained his station almost continuously for three months, without a pilot, in the enemy's waters, and in presence of a largely superior force; had repeatedly chased into port more powerful vessels of the enemy; and had on one occasion hauled his brig ashore on a French island only four miles from the mainland in order to repair her. It is satisfactory to be able to add that, before his untimely death, this active and gallant man heard of his advancement to post-rank.||TRN5|