John Charnock

John Charnock (28 November 1756 – 16 May 1807) was a Royal Navy volunteer and author. He wrote a book on the history of marine architecture, a book on Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, and ''Biographia Navalis'' about leading figures in Britain's Royal Navy.

Charnock studied at Trinity College, Oxford. He volunteered with the Royal Navy and researched historical and contemporary naval affairs. He was able to hear stories and obtain letters from his friends in the Royal Navy, especially Captain William Locker.

Charnock's six-volume ''Biographia Navalis'' was published from 1794–1798. In common with William James, William Richard O'Byrne and others who attempted to make a career writing about the Royal Navy, he then encountered financial difficulty. Provided by Wikipedia

by Charnock, John
Published 1792
printed for J. Sewell, Cornhill, and J. Debrett, Opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly

by Charnock, John
Published 1800
printed for R. Faulder, Bond-street; G. G. and J. Robinson and Co., Paternoster-Row; A. and J. Black, and H. Parry, Leadenhall-Street; T. Egerton, Charing Cross; G. Nicoll, Pall Mall; C. Law, Ave Maria-Lane; J. Sewell, Cornhill; J. White, Fleet-Street; W. J. W. Richardson, Royal Exchange; Leigh and Sotheby, York-Street; Cadell and Davies, and W. Otridge and Son, Strand; I. and Boydell, Cheapside ; F. and C. Rivington, St. Paul's Church-yard ; T. Payne, Mews Gate ; Heather and Co. Lendenhall-street ; Longman and Rees, J. Wallis, and H.D. Symonds, Paternoster-row ; J. Debrett and J. Wnight, Picadilly ; J. and A. Arch, Gracechurch-street ; Vernor and Hood, Poultry ; J. Hookham, and J. Carpenter and Co. Bond-street ; J. Bell, Oxford-road ; Crosby and Letterman, Stationer's-court; Bunnly and Gold, Shoe-lane ; [and 5 others in London and 1 in Cambridge]: by Bye and Law, St. John's square [sic], Clerkenwell

by Charnock, John
Published 1798
Printed for R. Faulder