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Royal Naval Biography/Frederick, Charles


Passed his examination, at Sheerness, in July 1816; subsequently served under the flag of Vice-Admiral Pickmore, in the Sir Francis Drake frigate, at Newfoundland; obtained his first commission on the 20th April, 1818; and was advanced to his present rank. May 6th, 1829, for gallant conduct when commanding a boat belonging to the Alacrity sloop, at the capture of a piratical mistico, on the Mediterranean station. In performing this service, he was severely wounded; as were also three of his party, including Mr. C. C. Austen, midshipman.