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Royal Naval Biography/M‘Hardy, John Bunche Bonnemaison


Entered the royal navy in May 1812; was made a lieutenant, Aug. 19th, 1824, for his services against pirates on the coast of Cuba; and advanced to his present rank, Dec. 20th, 1830, for his exertions in suppressing the slave trade, but particularly for the capture of a formidable armed slave vessel, the Bolodoro, while in command of the Pickle schooner, on the Jamaica station. On the 8th Mar. 1831, he was appointed an inspecting commander of the coast guard; and, in 1834, on his quitting that service, the lieutenants employed in the district under his superintendence gave him a farewell dinner at Wells, in Norfolk, “in testimony of their esteem for so active and enterprising an officer.”