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Thomas Boulden Thompson
(1766-1828)

Thomas Boulden Thompson was born in Barham, Kent in 1766 and died in 1828. He served in the Royal Navy.

Sons who served as naval officers: Thomas Raikes Trigge Thompson

Honors:

Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (GCB) on 14 Sep 1822

Ranks:

Capt (1790)
RAdm B (1809)
RAdm W (1810)
RAdm R (1812)

Notes:

Nephew of Edward Thompson.

• As Captain of Leander, 50, he took part in the attack on Santa Cruz, Tenerife (22–25 Jul 1797) and the Battle of the Nile (1 Aug 1798). While carrying dispatches from Rear-Admiral Nelson, the ship was captured by the French ship Généreux, 80 (17 Aug 1798) and he was taken prisoner.
• Pension for Wounds/Disabilities (24 Jan 1799).
• As Captain of Bellona, 74, he took part in the Battle of Copenhagen (2 Apr 1801). Bellona ran aground at the beginning of the battle. He lost his left leg after it was struck by a cannonball.
• Comptroller of the Navy (Jun 1806–Feb 1816)
• MP Rochester (1807–1818)

Further Reading:

1805. Biographical Memoir of Sir Thomas Boulden Thompson, Knt. of the Royal Navy. The Naval Chronicle. 14:1–15.

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