The next morning we saw nothing of the enemy, though we were still lying to.
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|Birth:||29th October, 1704|
|Death:||14th March, 1757|
|Profession:||Navy Admiral, Politician|
Admiral John Byng was born in Southill, Bedfordshire, England. He was a British Royal Navy officer. After joining the navy at the age of thirteen, he participated at the Battle of Cape Passaro in 1718. He also served as Commodore-Governor of Newfoundland Colony in the 1740s. He is best known for failing to relieve a besieged British garrison during the Battle of Minorca at the beginning of the Seven Years' War. He was Member of Parliament for Rochester from 1751 until his death.
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