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Royal Naval Biography/Richards, Peter

[Captain of 1828.]

Obtained his first commission on the 12th Dec. 1807; served as a lieutenant of Lord Exmouth’s flag-ship at the battle of Algiers; and was rewarded for his distinguished bravery on that memorable occasion by promotion to the rank of commander, Sept. 10th, 1816. His next appointment was, Oct. 20th, 1826, to the Pelorus sloop, which he continued to command, on the Mediterranean station, until advanced to the rank of captain, Sept. 17th, 1828.

Agents.– Sir F. M. Ommanney and Son.