Augustus Charles Hobart-Hampden was a British naval captain and a Turkish admiral. In 1835 he joined the Royal navy and served in several major campaigns. In 1862 he retired from the Royal navy and still wanting adventure became a blockade runner in eh American Civil War. In 1867 he joined the Turkish navy. In 1881 he was the first Christian to be awarded the Mushir. Sketches From My Life is his autobiography but it must be warned that it does contain several inaccuracies.