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Paul Delano

Born: Jun 15, 1775

Death: Jan 1, 1842

Nationality: Chile

Paul Delano

Date of Birth : Jun 15, 1775
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1842

Captain Paul Delano, born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, was a sea captain and a member of the prominent American Delano family. He moved to Chile as Captain of the Curiacio where he arrived in June 22, 1819 and became an important part of that country's First Chilean Navy Squadron. He came with his two sons, Paul H., and William. Paul Delano was commissioned as a captain and commanded sixteen troop transports of the Freedom Expedition of Peru and later he commanded the Lautaro. In 1822 he became Captain of the port of Valparaiso where he directed the building of the first wharf and the first lighthouse of the port in 1837. His son, Paul H. Delano, became Admiral Cochrane's personal aide and, at fourteen years of age, was given command of one of the boarding parties during the capture of the Esmeralda in the port of Callao on 5 November 1820.

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