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

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The following is the entry for James Ward Tomlinson in William O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'.

TOMLINSON. (Lieutenant, 1826.)

James Ward Tomlinson is eldest son of the late Vice-Admiral Nicholas Tomlinson.
This officer entered the Navy 11 Oct. 1813; passed his examination in 1820; and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant 1 Feb. 1826, as a reward for his conduct during the war in Ava; where he served with the British flotilla in a brilliant and decisive attack made upon the village of Than-ta-bain, 7 Oct. 1824, commanded the boats of the Arachne 18, Capt. Henry Ducie Chads, at the defeat, 15 Dec. following, of 200 of the enemy’s war-boats on the Lyne branch of the river Irawady, and was present, 6 Feb. 1825, at the capture of a 36-gun stockade at the above-named Than-ta-bain. His appointments have since been – 31 March, 1828, to the Badger 10, Capt. Chas. Crowdy, employed on particular service – 10 Dec. 1829, after a few months of half-pay, to the Coast Blockade, in which he remained, as a Supernumerary of the Hyperion 42, Capt. Wm. Jas. Mingaye, until the early part of 1832 – 17 Sept. 1832 and 9 Dec. 1833, to the Britannia 120 and Talavera 74, Capts. Peter Rainier and Edw. Chetham, both in the Mediterranean, whence he returned in 1835 – 9 Feb. 1842, for upwards of 12 months, to the post of Admiralty Agent on board a contract mail steam-vessel – and 24 Nov. 1845, to the command, which he still retains, of the Harpy steam-vessel, of 200 horse-power, on the south-east coast of America. Agents – Goode and Lawrence.

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