George Legge, 1st Baron Dartmouth(circa 1647-1691), Admiral
Sitter in 3 portraits
In 1666, George Legge 'was, he knows not how, made a captain after he had been but one voyage at sea'. This is how James, Duke of York described the beginning of Legge's career. Despite going on to become a distinguished naval officer, Legge is best remembered for his final expedition as commander of the British fleet in 1688. This was when he failed to prevent William of Orange from landing at Torbay.