Royal Naval Biography/Lewis, John Mason
JOHN MASON LEWIS, Esq
Resident Commissioner of the Navy at Malta.
[Post-Captain of 1801.]
This officer was educated at the maritime school, Chelsea; received his first commission in 1790; served as a Lieutenant on board the Queen of 98 guns, in Earl Howe’s action, June 1, 1794; commanded the Snake sloop of war, and assisted at the capture of l’Hirondelle, a French privateer of 14 guns and 50 men, Nov. 10, 1799; and obtained post rank, Jan. 1, 1801. During the last thirteen or fourteen years he has resided as Commissioner, successively at Antigua, Bermuda, and Malta.
Agent.– Thomas Stilwell, Esq.