Royal Naval Biography/Matthews, Michael

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Son of Mr. F. Matthews, formerly in the ordnance department, at Portsmouth.

This officer obtained the rank of lieutenant on the 15th Oct. 1806; and subsequently served under Captains Charles Ekins and Joseph Prior, in the Defence and Minden, 74’s, on the Baltic and East India stations. He was made a commander, into the Hesper sloop, Sept. 20th, 1815.