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Entered the royal navy in 1811; and obtained his first commission, while serving as midshipman of the Owen Glendower frigate. Captain the Hon. Robert C. Spencer, Jan. 1st, 1821. He was promoted to his present rank, while commanding the Lightning steam-vessel, June 2d, 1828; and appointed to the Rhadamanthus steam-ship, now on the West India station, Oct. 4th, 1832.