Commander of the USS Constitution and notable for his victory over the British frigate HMS Java under Captain Henry Lambert during the Anglo-American War of 1812.
Vitus Jonassen Bering 1681-1741
Danish explorer best known for his explorations of the North East Coast of Asia and the western coast of North America. The Bering Strait, the Bering Sea et al were named in his honour.
Robert Fitzroy 1805-1865
Royal Navy officer and scientist. Captain of HMS Beagle during Darwin's expedition to Tierra del Fuego.
FitzRoy was a pioneering meteorologist who invented the daily weather forecast and established the British Meteorological Office in 1854.
Thomas Masterman Hardy 1768-1839
Royal Navy officer who commanded Nelson's flagship HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in October 1805. As he walked the decks with Hardy, Nelson was shot by a sniper aboard the French ship Le Redoutable. Mortally wounded, Nelson lay below decks when he uttered his famous words 'Kiss me, Hardy'.
Robert Maynard 1684-1751
Royal Navy Lieutenant aboard HMS Pearl. Famous for defeating Edward Teach, the infamous pirate known as Blackbeard in 1718.
Edward John Smith 1850-1912
Master of RMS Titanic which sank on her maiden voyage on the night of 14 April 1912 after hitting an iceberg. Captain Smith was one of the 1517 souls lost aboard Titanic.