Otis family papers
The 50-gun English frigate HMS Glasgow was launched in 1814. Captain Henry Duncan (1786-1835) took command of the ship later that year, following his return from service in the Mediterranean Sea onboard the Imperieuse . The Glasgow cruised between the Isles of Scilly, Great Britain, and the Iberian Peninsula until early 1815. Following Napoleon Bonaparte's return to Europe from the island of Elba, the Glasgow joined the fleet of Admiral George Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith. Captain Duncan led a squadron assigned to the Bay of Biscay, where the Glasgow remained until Napoleon's surrender. The ship had returned to Plymouth, England, by late August.