Royal Naval Biography/Prowse, William Jones


Passed his examination in July 1808; obtained his first commission on the 22d May, 1809; and served under Captain Sir Thomas Staines, in the Hamadryad and Briton frigates, from the spring of 1810 until July 1815. The manner in which those ships were employed has been fully stated in Suppl. Part I. pp. 94–104. Early in 1816, he was appointed to the Spey sloop; and on the 24th Oct., same year, to the Conqueror 74, fitting out for the flag of Rear-Admiral Plampin, commander-in-chief at St. Helena, from whence he returned home with that officer, in Sept. 1820. He obtained his present rank on the 27th Mar. 1826.