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Royal Naval Biography/Otty, Allen


Passed his examination for lieutenant about Sept. 1809; obtained a commission on the 14th of April, 1810; and served as first of the Goshawk sloop. Captain James Lilburne, at the attack made by Captain (now Sir Thomas) Ussher upon several French privateers, in the strongly fortified mole of Malaga, in the night of April 29th, 1812. On this occasion, his gallant commander was killed, and his own “undaunted courage” officially reported[1]. He subsequently served on the Canadian Lakes; and obtained the rank of commander July 1st, 1815.