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Royal Naval Biography/Ellis, Henry


Entered as midshipman on board the Galatea frigate, Captain George Byng (afterwards Viscount Torrington); served for a short time as sub-lieutenant of the Growler gun-brig, Lieutenant James Rose; and obtained his first commission in March 1805: during the last three years of the war with France, he was senior lieutenant of the Egmont 74; Captain Joseph Bingham; and subsequently of the Rivoli and Ramillies, third rates. His promotion to the rank of commander took place on the 19th July 1821; since which he has been employed in the coast guard service.