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Royal Naval Biography/Stewart, Edward


Obtained his first commission on the 16th Mar. 1805; served as lieutenant of the Powerful 74, Captain Charles James Johnston, during the Walcheren expedition; and subsequently in the Royal Oak 74, bearing the flag of Lord Amelius Beauclerk; from which ship he was promoted to the rank of commander, June 7th, 1814. His last appointment was, Dec. 26th, 1820, to the Brisk sloop, employed in cruising against the smugglers on the North Sea station. He was drowned in the river Medway, together with his purser and boat’s crew, Dec. 23d, 1823.

Commander Stewart had the reputation of being a good officer and a most excellent man. Several pieces of poetry, written by him, are to be found in the Naval Chronicle.