Friday, November 15, 2019
Captain Hassard Stackpole Later Killed in a Duel
I mentioned that Captain Hassard Stackpole commanded the HMS Statira at the action of Alewife Cove in the last post.
I looked him up and found that he was later killed in a duel with another British officer.
The duel took place on 28 April 1814, between Stackpole, commander of the Statira and Lt. Thomas Walbeoff Cecil of the HMS Argo. This duel grew out of something that had happened on the HMS Tonnant, when Cecil had served with Stackpole.
Stackpole was still the commander of the HMS Statira at the time.