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Edward Berry
(1768-1831)

Edward Berry, also known as 'Stormy Petrel', was born in London on 17 Apr 1768 and died in Bath on 13 Feb 1831. He served in the Royal Navy.

He married Louisa Forster on 12 Dec 1797.

Honors:

Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB) on 2 Jan 1815

Ranks:

Lt (1794)
Cdr (1797)
Capt (1798)
RAdm R (1830)

Ship Ranks:

Captain on the Vanguard
Captain on the Agamemnon from 17 Sep 1805

He appears as a character in the books "Ramage and the Drum Beat" (Dudley Pope), "Sails on the Horizon" (Jay Worrall), "Give Fire!" (Robert Challoner) and "Jackass Frigate, The" (Alaric Bond).

Notes:

Son of Edward and Elizabeth (née Foster) Berry. Uncle of Edward John Carpenter.

• As a supernumerary on board Captain, 74 (Captain Ralph Willett Miller), he took part in the Battle of Cape St. Vincent (14 Feb 1797).
• As Captain of Vanguard (Flag - Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson), he took part in the Battle of the Nile (1 Aug 1798). After the battle, he was given the honor of taking Nelson's despatches to England.
• As a passenger on board Leander, 50, he was wounded and taken prisoner after the ship was captured by the French ship Généreux, 80 (17 Aug 1798).
• As Captain of Agamemnon, 64, he took part in the Battle of Trafalgar (21 Oct 1805) and the Battle of San Domingo (6 Feb 1806).
• Colonel of Marines (12 Aug 1819)

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