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PARKER, Sir Hyde, British naval officer, born in England in 1739; died in Copenhagen, Denmark, 7 March, 1807. He was the second son of Vice-admiral Hyde Parker, and went to sea under his father at an early age. He became post captain in 1763, served on the "Phoenix," on the American station, in 1776, and participated in the attack on New York. With a small squadron he conveyed the force that captured Savannah in 1778, for which service he was knighted the next year. He became rear-admiral of the White in 1793, and was at the surrender of Toulon and the reduction of Corsica. He became rear-admiral of the Red in 1799, was in command at Jamaica, Wisconsin, and in 1807 led the attack on Copenhagen, Denmark.
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