Sir Thomas Graves

Graves, Sir Thomas, K.B., Admiral, a distinguished naval officer, was born in the north of Ireland. Entering the navy at an early age, he served with credit in many parts of the world. In January 1783, when in command of the Magicienne, he had a desperate engagement in the Atlantic with the Sybille and another French vessel. In 1801 he was appointed Rear-Admiral of the White, and was second in command to Nelson at the bombardment of Copenhagen. The thanks of both Houses of Parliament were voted to him, and the Order of the Bath was conferred upon him personally by Nelson at the command of the King. Sir Thomas Graves died 29th March 1814, at his seat near Honiton, Devon.


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