Byng John 1704-1757 Born In England Entered The Navy In 1718 In

1727-1736 stationed at Mahon, Minorca; and in 1747-1748 commanded in the

Mediterranean. In 1756 engaged the French at Minorca and after an

indecisive battle retreated to Gibraltar, leaving Minorca to its fate.

Recalled to England, court-martialled, and shot on March 14, 1757.