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

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

WILSON. (Commander, 1843.)

Thomas Wilson entered the Navy 8 Jan. 1828 passed his examination in 1835; obtained his first commission 9 May, 1839; was then appointed to the Excellent gunnery-ship at Portsmouth, Capt. Sir Thos. Hastings; and from 3 Jan. 1840 until paid off in March, 1843, was employed in the Blenheim 72, Capts. Sir Humphrey Fleming Senhouse and Sir Thos. Herbert. He shared in consequence in most of the operations of the China war. At the assault and capture of the forts and batteries at Chuenpee, 7 Jan. 1841, he commanded in person the Blenheim's seamen. He attained his present rank 20 Sept. 1843; was nominated, 19 Nov. 1846, Second-Captain of the Canopus 84, Capt. Fairfax Moresby, attached to the Channel squadron; and since 4 May, 1848, has been serving in a similar capacity in the Howe 120, Capt. Sir Jas. Stirling, in the Mediterranean.

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