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Royal Naval Biography/Ball, Thomas


Was made a lieutenant on the 2d Jan. 1809; and appointed to the Clio sloop. Mar. 9th following. He continued in that vessel, under various commanders, until the peace with America, in 1815; and subsequently served in the Satellite sloop and Valorous 26, both commanded by the late Captain James Murray, on the Mediterranean and Newfoundland stations. His next appointment was, Nov. 13th, 1822, to the Owen Glendower frigate. Commodore Sir Robert Mends, with whom he proceeded to the coast of Africa, in the beginning of 1823. His advancement to the rank of commander took place on the 28th Aug. 1828.