William Henry Shirreff


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1785W025
First Known Service1.1.1796W025
FatherGeneral William Shirreff (d.1804)NBD1849
WifeElizabeth MurrayNBD1849
Last Known Service9.11.1846W025
Date of Death1.12.1847 - Portsmouth NBD1849

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1.1.1796 Entered the NavyNBD1849
18006.9.1800Stag (32), MidshipmanNBD1849
25.8.180026.8.1800Attack on Ferrol 
18011803Romney (50), MidshipmanNBD1849
1803 Magnificent (74), MidshipmanNBD1849
18033.3.1804Renard (18), MidshipmanNBD1849
3.3.1804 LieutenantNBD1849
12.18041.3.1805Circe (32), LieutenantNBD1849
1.3.18054.1805Fama (4), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
11.18055.3.1806Lilly (18), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
5.3.1806 CommanderNBD1849
5.3.180615.11.1809Lilly (18), Commander and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
30.3.1808 Capture of Desirade 
15.11.1809 CaptainNBD1849
15.11.18093.1810Lilly (18), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
29.6.1810 Married ElizabethNBD1849
10.18127.1814Barrosa (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
20.6.1813 Action of 1813-06-20 
7.1814 InvalidedNBD1849
6.18151816Iris (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
10.9.18179.1821Andromache (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
22.1.183011.1830Warspite (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
9.3.18388.1841Appointed Captain-Superintendant at Deptford DockyardNBD1849
24.8.18419.1846Appointed Captain-Superintendant at Chatham DockyardNBD1849
9.11.1846 Rear-Admiral of the BlueNBD1849
24.8.18471.12.1847Appointed Admiral-Superintendant at Portsmouth DockyardNBD1849


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