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    Re: Janet Taylor's "Principles of Navigation Simplified" (1837) on ebay
    From: Don Seltzer
    Date: 2018 Apr 1, 19:58 -0400
    Crosbie's knighthood was the Brazilian Imperial Order of the Southern Cross (cruzeiro).  He would later pick up another knighthood for serving in the Portuguese navy.

    Don Seltzer

    On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 7:01 PM, Don Seltzer <NoReply_Seltzer@fer3.com> wrote:
    After the conclusion of the Napoleonic War in 1815 the Royal Navy was greatly reduced and many officers were beached with half pay.  Some sought employment overseas, particularly in South America where Spanish colonies were fighting for their independence.  Lord Cochrane  was the most famous of these, serving first as an Admiral of the Chilean navy, followed by the Brazilian navy (and eventually Greece).  Almost all of the officers of the Chilean Navy were British or American, as well as the majority of the crews. 

    Thomas Sackville-Crosbie had been a Lieutenant in the RN but found quick promotion in South America under Cochrane in Chile and Brazil.  The British Government sought to discourage this practice and passed the Foreign Enlistment Act in 1819 prohibiting such service.  Apparently Sackville-Crosbie ignored the ban and he was stricken from the Navy List in 1821.  Later, under Queen Victoria, he was reinstated in the RN with no loss of seniority

       
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