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Royal Naval Biography/Barton, Richard


Was made a lieutenant on the 27th Dec. 1808. We first find him serving on the East India station, where he acted for some time as captain of the Blanche frigate; and, in July 1810, captured a French privateer of two guns and thirty men. On the 13th Dec. 1811, he was appointed to the Prince of Wales 98, in which ship he continued under the command of Captain (now Vice-Admiral) John E. Douglas, until June 1814. He afterwards served for several years under Captain William M‘Culloch, employed in the suppression of smuggling. He obtained his present rank, on the 29th July 1825; and was appointed an inspecting commander of the coast guard, April 13th, 1831.