Peter Dillon, a British navigator, born about 1755, died in 1847. He early entered the merchant service, and barely escaped being murdered by the Feejee islanders while lieutenant of an East Indian ship. In 1826 he met three of his former companions on an island in the South sea, where they had been left 13 years before. One of these men had learned that two vessels had been lost on one of the Vanikoro islands, and had discovered some of the articles found on the wrecks. Dillon recognized these as having belonged to the expedition of La Perouse, and returning to Pondicherry was put in command of a vessel, which in July, 1827, reached Whannon, an island of the Vanikoro group, where were found additional traces of the expedition of La Perouse. Dillon reached France on his return in February, 1829, and received from Charles X. a gift of 10,000 francs and a pension of 4,000. He wrote a narrative of his expedition, under the title of Voyage aux iles de la mer du Sud, 1827 et 1828, et relation de la decouvcrte du sort de La Perouse.