Lt. Henry Douglas, RN

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Henry Douglas entered the Navy, in Oct. 1805, as Fst.-cl.Vol., on borad the Belleisle 80, Capt; Wm. Hargood; with whom, after witnessing the destruction of the French 74-gun ship L’Impétueux off Cape Henry, 14 Sept. 1806, he removed, in 1807, as Midshipman, to the Northumberland 74.

During the three following years, we find him successively employed on the West India and Mediterranean stations. He then joined the Astraea, of 42 guns and 271 men, Capt. Chas. Marsh Schomberg; and on 20 May, 1811, contributed (while cruizing off Madagascar in company with the Phoebe and Galatea, frigates about equal in force to the Astraea, and 18-gun brig Racehorse) to the capture – after a long and trying action with the French 40-gun frigates Rénommée, Clorinde, and Néréide, in which the Astraea had 2 men killed and 16 wounded – of the Rénommée. On 25 of the same month, he was further present at the surrender of the Néréide, and of the settlement of Tamatave.

From Oct. 1813, until May, 1814, he next served on the Guernsey station in the Fylla 22, and Vulture bomb, bearing each the flag of Rear-Admiral Wm. Hargood. Mr. Douglas, whose commission bears date 4 Feb. 1815, appears to have been further employed, from Sept. 1814 until Nov. 1816, on the Lakes of Canada, under the orders of Sir Jas. Lucas Yeo and Sir Edw. W. C. R. Owen.

He has since been on half-pay.

Agents – Hallett and Robinson.
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