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Royal Naval Biography/Austin, Horatio Thomas


Entered the royal navy in 1813; obtained his first commission on the 9th Sept. 1822; was appointed to the Chanticleer sloop, Dec. 12th, 1827; and promoted to his present rank May 26th, 1831. His subsequent appointments were, Nov. 27th, 1832, to the Salamander; and, Jan. 30th, 1834, to the Medea (steam-ships); in the former of which he escorted Donna Maria to Portugal, in 1833; and in the latter attended Queen Adelaide to Holland, in July 1834. Since then he has visited all the ports on the north coast of Spain, from Bilboa to Coruna.