BYNG, GEORGE, VISCOUNT TORRINGTON


BYNG, GEORGE, VISCOUNT TORRINGTON
   admiral, favoured the Prince of Orange, and won the navy over to his interest; commanded the squadron that took Gibraltar in 1704: conquered the Spaniards off Cape Passaro; was made First Lord of the Admiralty in 1727, an office he held till his death (1663-1733).

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