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Royal Naval Biography/Bolton, Henry


HENRY BOLTON, Esq.
[Commander.]

Was wounded while serving as midshipman under Captain (now the Hon. Sir John) Talbot, in the Victorious 74, at the capture of the French line-of-battle ship Rivoli, Feb. 22d, 1812[1].

This officer passed his examination in April 1815, and was made lieutenant into the Blossom 24, Captain Frederick Hickey, on the South American station, July 14th, 1818. He obtained his present rank on the 26th Aug. 1820; and was appointed inspecting commander of the coast guard, at Donaghadee, Ireland, Mar. 20th, 1832.