Robert Duff (Royal Navy Officer)
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1329-2108-6;
War and the American War of Independence. He rose to the rank of Admiral, and served briefly as colonial governor of Newfoundland. Duff was born c. 1721, among the youngest of the several children of Patrick Duff of Craigston. Little is known about his early life, but he joined the navy and was listed a lieutenant by 9 March 1739. He was advanced to commander on 4 December 1744, and by 1746 was in command of the bomb vessel HMS Terror, serving off the Scottish coast.
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