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Royal Naval Biography/Robins, Thomas Lowton


Was a midshipman on board the Arrow sloop, Commander Richard Budd Vincent, when that vessel was captured, after a most heroic defence, by the French frigate Incorruptible, Feb. 1805[1]. He obtained a lieutenant’s commission on the 22d Oct. following; suffered shipwreck in the Manilla 36, Captain John Joyce, on the Haak sands, near the Texel, Jan. 28th, 1812[2]; continued a prisoner in Holland and at Verdun until the conclusion of the war in 1814; and was promoted to the rank of commander on the 19th July 1821.