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|Date from||Date to||Event||Source|
|1.6.1794||Glorious 1st of June|
|13.7.1795||Battle of Hyeres|
|1.8.1798||Battle of the Nile|
|1799||Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/23/569-571||RNLPC|
|1847||Received the Naval General Service Medal with a clasp for the Defeat of the French Fleet, capture of six sail of the line and one sunk whilst serving on Defence on 1794/06/01||ADM 171/8|
Thomas Consitt entered the Navy, in Aug. 1793, as Midshipman, on board the Defence 74, Capts. Jas. Gambler, Thos. Wells, Wm. Brown, and John Peyton; in which ship we find him bearing a part in Lord Howe’s action of 1 June, 1794, and afterwards, as Master’s Mate, in the battle of the Nile, 1 Aug. 1798. On the latter occasion he was successively placed on board Le Conquérant and Le Franklin two of the captured 74’s; and, on the last-mentioned ship being added to the British Navy as the Canopus, and commissioned by Capt. Bartholomew James, was appointed, 22 Oct. following, to an Acting-Lieutenancy in her. Having been confirmed into the Bonetta 18, Capt. Henry Vansittart, 7 Sept. 1799, Mr. Consitt next joined, in Feb. and May, 1800, the Brilliant and Pomone frigates, Capts. Hon. Chas. Paget and Robt. Carthew Reynolds, on the Lisbon and Home stations. He invalided in Jan. 1801; subsequently held an appointment in the Impress service at Sunderland, from 28 April, 1803, until July, 1810; became a Retired Commander on the lower list, 4 Nov. 1830; and was promoted, 16 March, 1844, to the list of 1816.