Royal Naval Biography/Kelly, Edward (a)

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EDWARD KELLY (a), Esq.
[Commander.]

Was made a lieutenant on the 27th Dec. 1803; and appointed to the Lynx sloop, Captain John Willoughby Marshall, on the Baltic station, in the spring of 1809. He obtained great credit for his conduct in the command of that ship’s boats, at the capture of three Danish armed luggers, near Rostock, Aug. 13th, in the latter year[1]. His last appointment during the war was, Aug. 17th, 1812, to the York 74, Captain (now Rear-Admiral) A. W. Schomberg, then cruizing off the Scheldt, but subsequently employed on the Channel station, and in conveying troops from Bourdeaux to Quebec. He obtained his present rank on the 12th May, 1828.