Monday, December 1

Acting Master J. Tully

TULLY.
Acasta Acting Master under Capt. Kerr, c. 1811 - 1815, aged approx. 23-28 years.

John Tully was born in 1788. 

This officer entered the Navy, 14 Dec. 1804, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Galykheid, Capt. Isaac Wolley, lying in the river Humber. Removing, in March; 1805, to the Diadem 64, Capts. Sir Home Popham and Sam. Warren, he was afforded an opportunity, while in that ship, of serving on shore with the army at the capture, in 1806-7, of the Cape of Good Hope, Buenos Ayres, Maldonado, and Monte Video. On 13 Oct. in the latter year and 13 Aug. 1809 he was nominated in succession Acting-Second-Master and Acting-Lieutenant of the Paz schooner, of 12 guns, Lieut.-Commander Dan. Pring ; in which vessel he remained for about four years, and saw much active service in the Channel and North Sea, and on the coast of North America. 

Besides contributing to the capture of several privateers, he aided in cutting out a variety of vessels from the enemy's harbours in the rivers Ems and Weser, including nine which were laden with ship-timber for the Scheldt fleet. He left the Paz in Nov. 1811, but continued employed on the North American station, as Acting-Master in the Africa 64, flag-ship of Rear-Admiral Herbert Sawyer, Spartan 38, Capt. Edw. Pelham Brenton, and Acasta 40, Capt. Alex. Robt. Kerr, until presented, in Aug. 1815, with a Lieutenant's commission dated 11 March preceding. He served at Sheerness, from 18 Dec. 1816 until 3 Feb. 1817, in the Madagascar 46, Capt. Wm. Augustus Baumgardt ; and has since been on half-pay.

Lieut. Tully is at present superintending the City of Dublin Steam-Packet Company's steamers and boats on thp inland lakes on the river Shannon. He married first in 1817, and secondly in 1836 ; and has issue 11 children.

Source: A NAVAL BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY: COMPRISING THE LIFE AND SERVICES OF EVERY LIVING OFFICER IN HER MAJESTY'S NAVY, FROM THE RANK OF ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET TO THAT OF LIEUTENANT, INCLUSIVE. Compiled from Authentic and Family Documents. BY WILLIAM E. O'BYRNE, ESQ.
LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET, PUBLISHER TO THE ADMIRALTY. 1849.

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