Thomas Graves (c.1747 - 1814):
Thomas Graves was born at Castledawson, County Londonderry, and joined the navy when very young. In January 1783 he was in command of a ship which fought the French and in 1801 he was appointed Rear-Admiral of the White. This meant that he was second in command to Nelson when he bombarded Copenhagen. The Order of the Bath was conferred upon him personally by Nelson, and both the House of Lords and the House of Commons gave him a vote of thanks. He was made admiral in 1812 and died at his country seat in Devon.
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