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Cochrane Sir Thomas John

Cochrane, Sir Thomas John, eldest son of Admiral the Hon. Sir A. F. I. Cochrane, was born in 1789, entered the royal navy in 1796, and became a lieutenant in 1805, and a commander and captain in 1806, being then only seventeen. In the Jason, 32, he, in 1807, captured the Favorite, 29, and assisted in the reduction of the Danish West India islands. During the war of 1812 he served under his father with much distinction. Attaining the rank of rear-admiral in 1841, he became, in 1842, second in command in the East Indies, and in 1845 succeeded Sir William Parker as senior officer there. He during that period rendered to his country valuable services against the Borneo pirates. In 1850 he was made a vice-admiral, and in 1852 became port-admiral at Portsmouth. In 1856 he reached the rank of admiral; and at his death, in 1872, he was a G.C.B. and senior admiral of the fleet. Sir Thomas, who had been knighted in 1812, was, in 1839, returned to Parliament for the borough of Ipswich.