O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'

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The following is the entry for Thomas Baillie in William O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'.

BAILLIE. (Captain, 1845.)

Thomas Baillie, born 30 May, 1811, is sixth and youngest son of the late Geo. Baillie, Esq., of Jerviswood and Mellerstain (great-grandson of Thomas, sixth Earl of Haddington), by Mary, youngest daughter of Sir Jas. Pringle, Bart.; brother of Capt. Robt. Baillie, of the 72nd Highlanders; brother-in-law of the Marquis of Breadalbane, the Earl of Ashburnham, Viscount Haddo, and Lord Polwarth; and first cousin of Capt. W. A. B. Hamilton, R.N., Second Secretary of the Admiralty. This officer entered the Navy 5 May, 1827, and on 20 Oct. following was present, in the Dartmouth 42, Capt. Thos. Fellowes, at the battle of Navarin. His appointments in the capacity of Lieutenant, which rank he attained 18 Oct. 1837, appear to have been, after serving for some time as Additional of the Dublin 50, and President 52, flagships in South America of Admirals Sir Graham Eden Hamond and Chas. Bayne Hodgson Koss ? 12 July, 1838, to the Fly 18, Capt. Granville Gower Loch, on the same station ? and, 31 Oct. 1840, and 20 Aug. 1841, to the 50-gun ships Vernon and Warspite, Capts. Wm. Walpole and Lord John Hay, on the Home station. He was promoted to the command of the Rose 18, on the South America station, 21 Dec. 1841; and, from 5 June, 1843, until the year 1846, was afterwards employed in command of the Modeste 18, in the Pacific. Capt. Baillie's elevation to the rank he now holds took place 13 Nov. 1845.

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