Henry Batt

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service7.6.1805CSORN
FatherHenry Batt (d.1806)ref:719
MotherSarah Vinnayref:719
Last Known Service3.1831CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
7.6.1805 Entered the NavyNBD1849
7.6.18057.1806Elizabeth (12), NBD1849
7.1806 Started a period of unemployment which lasted until July 1809NBD1849
7.18098.1814Rhin (38), MidshipmanNBD1849
8.18141815Carnation (16), Master's MateNBD1849
26.9.1814 Action of 1814-09-26 
181510.1815Wolverine (16), Master's MateNBD1849
4.10.1815 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationNBD1849
28.4.1827 LieutenantNBD1849
3.1.18291830Ramillies (74), LieutenantNBD1849
18303.1831Talavera (74), LieutenantNBD1849
31.3.1831 Obtained a post in the Coast Guard which he still held in 1848NBD1849

Notes on Officer


Henry Batt entered the Navy, 7 June, 1805, on board the Elizabeth 10, Lieut.-Commander Henry Batt; but remained unemployed from July, 1806, until appointed Midshipman, in July, 1809, of the Rhin 38, Capt. Chas. Malcolm. He served in the latter frigate until Aug. 1814, in the Channel, off the north coast of Spain, and in the West Indies; was then appointed Master’s Mate, in succession of the Carnation and Wolverene sloops, Capts. Geo. Bentham and Geo. Guy Burton, on the Mediterranean station; passed his examination 4 Oct. 1815; and after a further employment in the Mediterranean, on board the Euphrates 36, Capt. Robt. Preston, and Albion 74, Capts. John Coode, Rich. Raggett, Sir Wm. Hoste, and John Acworth Ommanney, was advanced to his present rank, 28 April, 1827. He was subsequently engaged on the Coast Blockade from 3 Jan. 1829, until its abolition, as Supernumerary-Lieutenant of the Ramillies and Talavera 74’s, Capts. Hugh Pigot and David Colby; and since 31 March, 1831, has been in command of a station in the Coast Guard. Lieut. Batt has on various occasions had the good fortune, by jumping overboard, to save the lives of others.

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