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Thomas Foley
(1757-1833)

Thomas Foley was born in 1757 and died in Portsmouth (Admiralty House) on 9 Jan 1833. He served in the Royal Navy.

Honors:

Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB) on 2 Jan 1815
Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (GCB) on 6 May 1820

Ranks:

Capt (1790)
RAdm B (1808)
RAdm R (1810)
VAdm B (1812)
Adm W (1830)

Ship Ranks:

Captain (flag) on the St. George
Captain on the Goliath

He appears as a character in the book "Bomb Vessel, The" (Richard Woodman).

Notes:

Uncle of Osborne Foley.

• As Captain of Britannia, 100 (Flag - Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Thompson), he took part in the Battle of Cape St. Vincent (14 Feb 1797).
• As Captain of Goliath, he took part in the Battle of the Nile (1 Aug 1798).
• As Captain of Elephant, 74 (Flag - Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson), he took part in the Battle of Copenhagen (2 Apr 1801).
• Colonel of Marines (Oct 1807–28 Apr 1808)
• Promoted directly to Rear-Admiral of the Red from Rear-Admiral of the Blue
• C-in-C Downs (1811– )
• C-in-C Portsmouth (1 May 1830–Jan 1833)

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