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Royal Naval Biography/Patton, Hugh

[Post-Captain of 1819.]

Son of the late Governor Patton, of the island of St. Helena; and brother-in-law to Major-General Sir Henry Torrens, K.C.B. &c. &c.

This officer obtained the rank of lieutenant, Feb. 1, 1811; and was promoted to the command of the Fairy sloop, Dec. 6, 1813. His advancement to post rank took place, Aug. 12th, 1819; since which he has commanded the Rattlesnake 28, on the West India station, for the usual period of three years.