Norwich Duff

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth15.8.1792 - Edinburgh ref:616
First Known Service9.1805ref:616
FatherGeorge Duff (1764-1805)WWNH
MotherSophia Diromref:616
WifeHelen Mary Shoolbredref:616
Last Known Service28.11.1857ref:616
Date of Death21.4.1862 - Bathref:616

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
9.180511.1805Mars (74), Midshipmanref:616
21.10.1805 Battle of Trafalgar 
14.11.1811 LieutenantCSORN
15.6.1814 CommanderCSORN
6.181510.1816Espoir (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1.18179.1817Beaver (10), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
9.18178.1818Rifleman (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
23.4.1822 CaptainEWIKI
10.6.1833 Married Helen (8 children)ref:616
8.10.1852 Superannuated Rear-AdmiralEWIKI
28.11.1857 Vice-AdmiralEWIKI


ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
WWNHWho's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site

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Posted by des grant on Wednesday 10th of January 2018 15:43

He was transferred to HMS Euryalus, Under Hon H Blackwood, in the day/days after Trafalgar, following his father's death on HMS Mars. This was confirmed by 1st Lt. William Hennen's letter to Mrs Duff, the widow of the late captain who fell on HMS Mars that day. He uses the words 'Poor Norwich , Captain Blackwood hastaken on board the Euryalus'.

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