George Young (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir George Young (1732–1810) was an officer in the British Royal Navy who rose to the rank of admiral.[1]

His portrait was painted by John Smart in 1805.[1][2]

The Youngs River and Youngs Bay, which flow into the Columbia River at Astoria, Oregon were named for him.[3]


  1. ^ a b Frost, Alan. "Young, George". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ "Admiral Sir George Young". V & A Catalogue. Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  3. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003). Oregon Geographic Names, Seventh Edition. Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 1067–68. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.

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