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Royal Naval Biography/Porter, Thomas


Was made a lieutenant on the 27th July 1814; appointed to the Andromache 44, Captain William Henry Shirreff, fitting out for South America, Sept. 5th, 1817; removed to the Superb 78, bearing the broad pendant of Sir Thomas M. Hardy, commander-in-chief on that station. May 10th, 1821; and promoted to the command of the Alacrity sloop, Aug. 26th, 1822. He returned from Brazil to Portsmouth, bringing home 1,000,000 dollars, July 19th, 1823.