What’s in a name: The Ship Anson

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This name refers to the British Admiral George Anson.

Adml Anson, who died in 1762, oversaw the Royal Navy during the Seven Years’ War.

He also led eight ships on a circumnavigation of the globe. The voyage was notable because of horrific losses of crew to disease.

Only 188 men of the original 1,854 returned home.