Finally the sea had overwhelmed Atlantis, and had thenceforward become unnavigable owing to the shoals which marked the spot.
In 1834 he was appointed governor of Greenwich hospital, where thenceforward he devoted himself with conspicuous success to the charge of the naval pensioners; in 1837 he became vice-admiral.
In 1 7 26 he fixed the standard of the currency and secured the credit of the government by the regular payment thenceforward of the interest on the debt.
Under these arrangements Hyder Ali, when defeated by the Mahrattas in 1772, claimed British assistance, but in vain; this breach of faith stung him to fury, and thenceforward he and his son did not cease to thirst for vengeance.
Thenceforward the progress was fairly steady: 18,500 (1711); 24,712 (1782); 26,140 (1789).