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Alexander, Thomas, d 1825 (Captain)



  • Existence: d 1825


Captain Thomas Alexander, C.B., R.N., served in the Mediterranean as acting captain of the gunship 'Superb' during 1808. He participated in the Napoleonic Wars as captain of the 'Colossus', and served against the United States during the war of 1812-1815, in which he took part in the attack on Baltimore. At the time of the journal he was captain of H.M.S. 'Alligator', which formed part of the naval force in India and took part in the First Anglo-Burmese War in 1825. Alexander died on 7 November 1825, and was succeeded as captain of the 'Alligator' by Captain Chads.

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Captain Thomas Alexander: Journal

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7223
Scope and Contents The volume begins with 'Remarks on proceeding to the Persian Gulph from Trincomalee in 1822', describing a voyage of 21 September 1822 to 22 February 1823, following this route: Madras, Cudalore, Porto Novo, Negapatam, Trincomalee, Colombo, Quilon Coast of Malabar, Cochin, Calicut, Cannanore, Mangalore, Bombay, Goa, Bombay, Muscat, Bushire, Bussorah (Basra), Anger Sound (anchorage between Anger Island and Kishma), Muscat, Bombay. Alexander describes the places where he stops and the people...
Dates: 1822-1824
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