Thomas Aloysius Dornin
From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Dornin, Thomas Aloysius, Commodore U. S. N., was born in Ireland, perhaps about 1800. Entering the United States navy, he was Midshipman, 1815; Lieutenant, 1825; Captain, 1856. He served in the South Seas; in 1851, frustrated Walker's filibustering attempts on Nicaragua; served as Fleet-Captain in the Mediterranean and off the coast of Africa, and during the American Civil War was Commodore on the Baltimore station. He died at Norfolk, Virginia, 22nd April 1874.
37a. Biographical Dictionary—American Biography: Francis S. Drake. Boston, 1876.