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  • Among later visits, that of Commodore Anson, in the "Centurion" (June 1741) led, on his return home, to a proposal to form an English settlement on Juan Fernandez; but the Spaniards, hearing that the matter had been mooted in England, gave orders to occupy the island, and it was garrisoned accordingly in 1750.
  • But Commodore Chauncey brought from 400 to Soo officers and men with him, and local resources for building being abundant, he had by November formed a squadron of ten vessels, with which he attacked the Canadian port, York, taking it in April 1813, capturing one vessel and causing the destruction of another then building.
  • The American commodore was considered by many of his subordinates to have displayed excessive caution.
  • Commodore Chauncey showed a preference for relying on his long guns, and a disinclination to come to close quarters.
  • The American commodore was now able to blockade the British flotilla at Kingston.

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