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Royal Naval Biography/M‘Crea, Robert Contart


Served as midshipman under the flag of Sir James (now Lord De) Saumarez, on the Baltic station; passed his examination, at Portsmouth, in Feb. 1812; obtained his first commission on the 20th Nov. following; and was appointed to the Amphion frigate. Captain James P. Stewart, on the North Sea station. May 5th, 1813[1]. He commanded the Scourge revenue cruiser, and was very actively and successfully employed against the smugglers, in 1818, 1819, and 1820. His promotion to the rank of commander took place on the 4th June, 1824. He sailed for the Cape of Good Hope, in the Zebra sloop, Sept. 24th, 1834.