Sir Henry William Bruce

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth2.2.1792CSORN
First Known Service29.5.1805CSORN
FatherReverend Sir Henry Hervey Aston Bruce
Last Known Service27.4.1863CSORN
Date of Death14.12.1863

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
29.5.180530.9.1805Euryalus (36), 1st Class VolunteerNAO
1.10.18051806Euryalus (36), MidshipmanNAO
21.10.1805 Battle of Trafalgar 
180614.2.1807Ajax (74), MidshipmanNBD1849
14.2.18071809Endymion (44), MidshipmanNBD1849
19.2.180720.2.1807Forcing the Dardanelles 
1.3.18073.3.1807Passage of the Dardanelles 
1809 Warspite (74), MidshipmanNBD1849
18095.1.1810Bellona (74), MidshipmanNBD1849
1.1809 Evacuation at Corunna 
11.4.1809 Battle of the Basque Roads 
28.7.18094.9.1809Expedition to the Scheldt 
5.1.1810 Lieutenant 
17.1.181027.5.1814Belvidera (36), LieutenantNBD1849
22.7.181023.7.1810Action near Studtland 
23.6.1812 Belvidera vs President 
27.5.1814 Commander 
27.5.18141815Manly (12), Commander and Commanding OfficerW025
9.181410.1815Rover (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
16.3.182116.11.1821Sappho (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerW033
16.11.1821 CaptainNL1835-3
10.18234.1824Barfleur (100), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
7.6.18366.12.1839Imogene (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerW025
1.2.18425.1845Agincourt (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerW033
26.11.184726.5.1849Queen (110), Captain and Commanding OfficerW025
20.5.18517.1852Penelope (46), as Flag Officer, CommodoreW033
7.18521854Penelope (46), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralW033
30.7.1852 Rear-Admiral 
7.10.1857 Vice-Admiral 
28.6.1861 Appointed Knight Batchelor 
27.4.1863 Admiral 


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
NL1835-3The Navy List 1835 - MarchThe AdmiraltyDigital Book
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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