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Bruce, Henry William

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Title Admiral (RN)
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Birth 02/02/1792 Death 14/12/1863
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Honours KCB.
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Biography
He was the uncle of Sir Henry Harvey Bruce Bt.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Boy Seaman RN 1803. He served in H.M.S. Euryalus 1803. He was present at the Battle of Trafalgar 1805. He was appointed as a Midshipman RN 1806. He served in H.M.S. Ajax 1806. He served in H.M.S. Endymion 1807. He participated in Sir John Moore's eviction of forces from Corunna in 1809. He served in H.M.S. Warspite 1809. He served in H.M.S. Bellona 1810. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 05/01/1810). He served in H.M.S. Prospero 1810. He served in H.M.S. Belvidera 1810. He commanded boats in the capture of two Danish gun vessels on the coast of Norway and commanded boats in 1813 in the capture of the American letter-of-marque vessel Lottery. He was appointed as a Commander RN (With seniority dated 27/05/1814). He served in H.M.S. Manley (In command) 1814 (e was present for Chesapeake Bay action. He served in H.M.S. Rover (In command) 1815-16. He served in H.M.S. Sappho (In command) 1821. He was appointed as a Captain RN (With seniority dated 16/11/1821). He served in H.M.S. Britannia as Flag Captain to Commander-in-Chief Plymouth 1823. He served in H.M.S. Imogene (In command) 1836. He served in H.M.S. Agincourt (In command) as Flag Captain to Commander-in-Chief China and East Indies Station 1844. He was appointed as a Commodore First Class RN (With seniority dated 05/03/1851). He served in H.M.S. Penelope (In command) 1851. He served as Senior Officer in Command West Coast of Africa (Pendant in H.M.S. Penelope) for Suppression of Slave Trade 1851. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral of the Blue (With seniority dated 30/07/1852). He served as Commander-in-Chief HM Ships and Vessels on the Pacific Station (Flag in H.M.S. President and H.M.S. Monarch) 1854. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral RN (With seniority dated 02/10/1857). He was appointed as Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth 1860-63. He was appointed as a Admiral RN (With seniority dated 27/04/1863).
 
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Named Features Bruce Bight (by Captain J.F. Parry)
 
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References
Longstaff, F.V. (1941); Longstaff, F.V. (1957); Walbran, Captain John T. (1909); MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
Last update
2011-01-31

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