'History of the Indian Navy. (1613-1863).'  (27/622)
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history of the indian navy.
the island of Kenery, mounting two hundred pieces of cannon,
recovered a British vessel taken in there, and caused the pirate
Rajah, Angria, to pay 500 per cent, upon the cargo deficient
through plunder. In 1800, while in command of the 'Fly,'
cruising against the Malabar pirates, he captured and dismantled
their principal battery on the heights of Vingorla. In 1801-2
he was captain of the 4 Swift,' of twenty guns, and chief of the
Marine at the Moluccas, during which period he commanded the
squadron which mainly contributed to the capture of Ternate,
the chief seat of the Dutch Government in that quarter, and,
in the 4 Swift,'defeated and partly destroyed a fleet of forty
sail of Magindanao pirate vessels, and thereby saved the
Company's settlements on the Celebes. In 1803-5, he was
captain of the'Bombay' frigate, and commodore of a squadron,
under a commission granted by Lord Wellesley, for the protec-
tion of British shipping in the Bay of Bengal. During this
period he recaptured the fort of Muckie, on the coast of Sumatra,
and recovered the remaining part of the ordnance and stores,
lost through the treachery of the Malay inhabitants. While
in command of the Bengal squadron, no British merchant
ship suffered by capture within the limits of his cruise or
In 1807, while in England, he was appointed by the Court
of Directors, Deputy Master-Attendant at Calcutta, to succeed to
the station of Master-Attendant on the death or resignation of
the incumbent, without prejudice to his rank or standing in the
Boinbay Marine; and, in 1809, he so succeeded to the situation
or Master-Attendant. In 1811, he received a Commodore's
commission of the first class from the Governor-General in
0llI j j 6 ex P e ^'^ on to Java. On this occasion he com
manded a squadron of nine vessels of war, and all the other
ships and vessels employed by the Company on the above
service On the 24th of December, 1816, by the death of
Commodore Turner, he became Commodore and Senior Officer
ot the Bombay Marine The navy of the East India Company. .*
His last actual service was during the Burmese war, when
he commanded the armed flotilla, as a flag officer, on the coast
ot Arracan. His performance of the duty of Master-Attendant
at Calcutta gave the greatest satisfaction, as appears from the
testimonials of respect from the mercantile community. During
the course ot his lengthened service he received the highest
marks of honourable consideration from successive Governments,
particularly from the Marquis of Wellesley, Sir George Barlow
and Lord Mmto; and George IV. conferred upon him the
honour of knighthood, a distiction the more flattering as it was
unsolicited and unexpected.
Tr; * T I 1,e <Jate8 ° f ®i r O o 0il o commissions were Second-Lieutenant. 1787 •
First-Lieutenant, 1/92 ; Second-Captain, 1801; First-Captain, 1807.
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History of the Indian Navy. (1613-1863).
Author: Charles Rathbone Low.
Publication Details: London: Richard Bentley and Son, New Burlington Street.
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