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Royal Naval Biography/Dixon, George Farhill


Was made a lieutenant in Mar, 1823; and advanced to his present rank, while serving as first of the Dryad frigate. Captain the Hon. George A. Crofton, June 12th, 1829. A few days afterwards, on paying off that ship, her gun-room officers gave him a farewell dinner, at Devonport, in token of their esteem, and in congratulation on his promotion. Next day, the midshipmen gave their late officers a public breakfast, and presented Commander Dixon with a handsome piece of plate. He has since served for three years in the Caledonia 120, latterly commanded by Captain James Hillyar, C.B., which ship was paid off in May 1833.