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Royal Naval Biography/Wyatt, Henry Benjamin


Is a son of Mr. Wyatt, the celebrated architect. He passed his examination in June, 1809; and, at the intercession of a royal princess, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, by commission dated July 3d, 1809, appointing him to the Magnet sloop, Captain John Smith (a), then about to join the Walcheren expedition. He afterwards served in the Ruby 64, Captain Robert Williams; and Cumberland 74, Captain (now Sir Thomas) Baker. His promotion to the rank of commander took place Sept. 18th, 1815.