My distant cousin, Admiral Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (14 December 1775 – 31 October 1860), was an officer of the Royal Navy. By all accounts he was adventurous and very successful. So successful in fact that during the Napoleonic Wars that Napoleon called him Le Loup des Mers ('The Sea Wolf').
|The Speedy and El Gamo|
Cochrane did well with the Speedy. He captured, burned or pushed ashore 53 ships before Admiral Charles-Alexandre Linois captured him.
Horatio Hornblower . He also served as the model for Jack Aubrey in thenovels by Patrick O'Brian.