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Royal Naval Biography/Griffinhoofe, Thomas Saville


THOMAS SAVILLE GRIFFINHOOFE, Esq.
[Commander.]

Served as midshipman under Captain (now Sir John P.) Beresford, in the Cambrian frigate, on the Halifax station; and distinguished himself at the attack and capture of a Spanish privateer, by the tender belonging to that ship, in the river St Mary’s, July 7th, 1805[1]. He was made a lieutenant in Mar. 1808; promoted to the command of the Muros sloop, June 20th, 1813; and appointed to the Primrose 18, fitting out for the African station, Aug. 4th, 1827. After having long suffered under a pulmonary complaint, he died at the island of Ascension, Feb. 10th, 1830.