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Royal Naval Biography/Longchamp, John


Obtained his first commission on the 5th Dec. 1806. During the latter part of the French war, he was senior lieutenant of the Tyrian sloop. Commander Augustus Baldwin. In Oct. 1814, he was appointed to the Boyne 98, Captain (now Sir Frederick L.) Maitland, fitting out for the Halifax station. He subsequently commanded the Watchful revenue cutter. He was promoted to his present rank on the 26th Dec. 1822; and appointed an inspecting commander of the coast guard, Feb. 28th, 1823.