Royal Naval Biography/Bluett, Richard


Obtained a lieutenant’s commission on the 7th May, 1800; and served as first of the Raisonnable 64, Captain (now Sir Josias) Rowley, who in his official letter to Vice-Admiral Bertie, reporting the capture of St. Paul’s, in Isle Bourbon, says, “I have given the charge of la Caroline (French frigate) to Lieutenant Bluett, to whose steadiness and good conduct I feel much indebted, both on this and other occasions.” At the close of the late war with France, he was senior lieutenant of the Princess Caroline 74, Captain Hugh Downman. His promotion to the rank of commander took place Dec. 6th, 1816.