Cf. Surgeon Captain P. D. Gordon Pugh, Naval Ceramics (1971), pl. 66B; see also J. & J. May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, p. 93.
Sir William Sidney Smith, admiral (1764-1840), served under Lord Rodney on the 'Sandwich' as a midshipman in 1775. He became Lieutenant in 1780, fought at the Battle of the Saintes two years later, and that same year, was made post-captain. He was taken prisoner by the French in 1796 and was imprisoned in the Temple in Paris, from where he managed to escape after two years. In 1798 he was appointed captain of the 'Tiger' (which actually had 84 guns) and sailed to the Mediterranean. He defeated Napoleon Bonaparte at Acre shortly afterwards, and became a national hero.