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Thomas Masterman Hardy
(1769-1839)

Thomas Masterman Hardy was born on 5 Apr 1769 and died on 20 Sep 1839. He served in the Royal Navy.

He married Anne Louisa Emily Berkeley on 17 Nov 1807.

Honors:

Baronet on 4 Feb 1806
Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB) on 2 Jan 1815

Ranks:

Lt (1793)
Capt (1798)
RAdm W (1830)

Ship Ranks:

Captain on the Victory from 31 Jul 1803 to 15 Jan 1806

He appears as a character in the books "Ramage at Trafalgar" (Dudley Pope), "Bomb Vessel, The" (Richard Woodman), "1805" (Richard Woodman), "Flying Colours" (C.S. Forester) and "Jackass Frigate, The" (Alaric Bond).

Notes:

Son-in-Law of George Cranfield Berkeley

As Commander of Mutine he took part in the Battle of the Nile (1 Aug 1798).
As Captain of Victory, 100 (Flag - Vice-Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson), he took part in the Battle of Trafalgar (21 Oct 1805).
Commissioner of the Admiralty (25 Nov 18301 Aug 1834)
Governor of Greenwich Hospital (18341839)

Further Reading:

Broadley, Alexander Meyrick. 1909. Nelson's Hardy: His Life, Letters, and Friends. London: John Murray.

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