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Royal Naval Biography/Butt, Henry Samuel


Served as midshipman on board the Crown 50, bearing the broad pendant of Commodore the Hon. William Cornwallis, in the East Indies; obtained a lieutenant’s commission in 1792; and was promoted to the command of the Explosion bomb, in Aug. 1797. We next find him conducting the Falcon fire-vessel into Dunkirk roads, in the night of July 7th, 1800[1]; and subsequently commanding the inspector and Raleigh sloops. The out-pension of Greenwich Hospital was granted to him May 31st, 1826.