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Royal Naval Biography/Southey, Thomas


Has been twice wounded in action with the enemy – first, while serving as midshipman on board the Mars 74, Captain Alexander Hood, at the capture of the French line-of-battle ship Hercule, April 21st, 1798[1]; and, secondly, as lieutenant of the Bellona 74, Captain Thomas Boulden Thompson, at the battle of Copenhagen, April 2d, 1801. He obtained his present rank on the 1st Aug. 1811.