William Nichols

Captain + Owner + Duke

William Nichols of Falmouth, England was a sea captain in the 18th century. He played a prominent role in one of the greatest marine disasters in Canadian history as measured by loss of Canadian lives. Nichols was the captain and co-owner of the transport vessel, the Duke William, when it sank in the North Atlantic on December 13, 1758. At least 360 Acadians perished.… Read More

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Born in 1758.


1778 20 Years Old Nichols wrote to George Washington on May 6, 1778 and requested his prompt release through a prisoner exchange with England. … Read More
1780 22 Years Old Died in 1780.
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