Royal Naval Biography/Foley, Osborne
OSBORNE FOLEY, Esq.
[Captain of 1833.]
Nephew to the late Admiral Sir Thomas Foley, G.C.B., Rear-Admiral of Great Britain, who died commander-in-Chief at Portsmouth, Jan. 9th, 1833.
This officer entered the royal navy in 1812; obtained his first commission on the 5th Feb. 1821; and was promoted to the rank of commander, while serving under the flag of Sir Edward Codrington, in the Asia 84, on the Mediterranean station, April 28th, 1827. He was made a captain, in compliment to the memory of his gallant uncle, Jan. 16th, 1833.