Walter Bathurst

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1764CSORN
First Known Service15.11.1790CSORN
WifeMarianne WoodNBD1849
SonJohn Oldenshaw Bathurst (1817-?)NBD1849
Last Known Service20.10.1827CSORN
Date of Death20.10.1827

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
15.11.1790 LieutenantCSORN
22.8.1798 CommanderCSORN
3.17998.1799Ville de Paris (110), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
24.10.1799 CaptainCSORN
1.18011802Eurydice (24), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
18044.1805Terpsichore (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
18051806San Fiorenzo (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1.18051806Pitt (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
13.2.1805 Action of 1805-02-13 
3.18051806San Fiorenzo (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
6.180610.1807Grampus (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
19.11.18101814Fame (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
27.5.182520.10.1827Genoa (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
20.10.1827 Battle of Navarino 


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by Adam. G. Quigley on Tuesday 25th of June 2019 09:27

In may 1810, between service on HMS Grampus and HMS Fame, it is possible that Walter Bathurst was captain again of HMS Salsette which carried Byron on excursions. There is a letter on page 900 of Shelley and his circle : 1773 - 1822 which I present as proof.

Posted by Cy on Wednesday 26th of July 2017 07:00

Sorry. I don't have it. You will need to contact the National Archives in Kew. ADM 53/519 covers most of 1811, but it isn't available digitally so you would need to find someone to copy to for you.

Posted by Christian Onoratto on Wednesday 26th of July 2017 02:37

Dear Sirs,
My name is Christian Onoratto, and I am an advanced student of history, and I wonder if you could send me a digitalized copy of HMS Fame´s (1805) Frigate log-book. It was at the orders of Captain Bathurst, in march, 1811, that is the period I need. Capt. Bathurst sailed from Buenos Ayres to London taking as passenger Dr. Mariano Moreno, who died during this voyage. The purpose of my research is to review Moreno´s death and discard the feebly based (but popular) myth of his poisoning by means of Capt. Bathurst´s lieutennant.
Thanks in advance.
Christian Ariel Onoratto

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