Royal Naval Biography/Symes, Joseph
JOSEPH SYMES, Esq.
[Post-Captain of 1812.]
Nephew to Admiral Sir William Domett, G.C.B.
This officer obtained his first commission Mar. 13, 1808; and served as senior Lieutenant of the Bonne Citoyenne sloop, at the capture of la Furieuse French frigate, armed en flute July 6, 1800: being strongly recommended to the Admiralty for his gallant conduct on that occasion, he was advanced to the rank of Commander immediately he became eligible for promotion. Mar. 13, 1810.
On the 18th Dec. 1811, Captain Symes, then in the Thracian brig, destroyed a French lugger privateer, of the largest class, near Cherbourgh. His post commission bears date Mar. 21, 1812.
Captain Symes married, May 13, 1815, Miss Sarah Phelps, of Crewkerne, co. Somerset.