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

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The following is the entry for Armar Lowry Corry in William O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'.

CORRY. (Captain, 1821. f-p., 1 8; h-p., 24.)

Armar Lowry Corry entered the Navy, 1 Aug. 1805, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Diadem 64, Capt. Sir Home Popham; and, after assisting in the operations against the Cape of Good Hope and Buenos Ayres, returned to England in May, 1807, as Midshipman of the Sampson 64, Capt. Wm. Cuming. Joining, then, the Leda 38, Capt. Robt. Honyman, he assisted at the ensuing bombardment of Copenhagen, and was afterwards wrecked, near the entrance of Milford Haven, 31 Jan. 1808. From that period until the receipt of his first commission, 28 April, 1812, Mr. Corry served, on the Home and Mediterranean stations, on board the Warspite 74, Capt. Hon. Henry Blackwood; after which he appears to have been successively appointed – 17 June, 1812, and 29 July, 1813, to the Nereus 32, and Montagu 74, both commanded by Capt. Peter Heywood, on the Brazilian station – 28 May, 1814, to the Impregnable 104, flag-ship of H.R.H. the Duke of Clarence, in which he escorted to this country the Emperor of Russia and the King of Prussia – and 5 Sept. following, to the Tay 24, Capts. Wm. Robilliard and Robt. Bloye. Having been promoted to the rank of Commander 13 June, 1815, and invested, 14 Oct. 1820, with the command of the Satellite 18, he next sailed for the East Indies, where he became, 23 July, 1821, Flag-Captain, in the Leander 60, to his old friend the Hon. Sir Henry Blackwood, with whom he continued until Feb. 1822, when he invalided home on board the Samarang 28, Capt. John Norman Campbell. Assuming command, 4 April, 1835, of the Barham 50, we find Capt. Corry conveying the Earl of Durham to Constantinople, and, while subsequently stationed in charge of a squadron on the coast of Spain, receiving the thanks of the Queen, her Ministers, and the Captains-General of the various provinces, for his exertions in landing with the various ships’ companies under his orders, and preserving to her Majesty the towns of Barcelona and Valencia. The Barham being paid off in April, 1839, the subject of this sketch next commissioned, 7 Sept. 1844, the Firebrand steam-frigate, for the purpose of commanding an experimental squadron of brigs; and on his return to port was transferred, 13 Dec. in the same year, to the Superb 80, in which he has since taken part in other trial cruizes.
Capt. Corry married, 10 Sept. 1842, Eliza Massy Dawson, widow of the late Eyre Coote, Esq., of West Park, Fordingbridge, Hants. Agents – Messrs. Halford and Co.

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