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William Price

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service4.1.1799CSORN
Last Known Service1817CSORN

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Date fromDate toEventSource
4.1.1799 LieutenantCSORN
Bruiser (12) 1804-1815
British 12 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer
Algerine (14) 1808-1818
British 14 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
1814 Renamed "Algerine"
, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer

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Posted by Jeremy Anson on Tuesday 26th of January 2021 19:34

William Price was born ca. 1775 to a William Price who was a master in the Navy from 1777 until 1837. According to newspaper notices of his death in 1835 (including the Naval and Military Gazette), William junior joined as a midshipman 'under the auspices' of of Sir G Bowyer and Lord Collingwood and served with both Collingwood and Bowyer on HMS Prince and HMS Barfleur. His father was master of both ships. Both father and son were injured in service (William senior at the Battle of the Saintes in 1782 and his son during service prior to his appointment as Lieutenant in 1799. William junior was promoted to the rank of Commander in 1821.

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