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Thomas Troubridge
(ca 1758-1807)

Thomas Troubridge was born in London around 1758 and died on Blenheim off Madagascar in Feb 1807 when she was lost at sea during a hurricane. He served in the Royal Navy.

He married Frances Richardson.

Sons who served as naval officers: Edward Thomas Troubridge

Ranks:

Lt (1781)
Capt (1783)
RAdm B (1804)
RAdm W (1805)

Ship Ranks:

Captain on the Culloden
Captain on the Castor
Able Seaman on the Seahorse from 8 Oct 1773 to 21 Mar 1774
Midshipman on the Seahorse from 21 Mar 1774 to 25 Jul 1776
Master's Mate on the Seahorse from 25 Jul 1776 to 13 May 1780
Midshipman on the Superb from 13 May 1780 to 1 Jan 1781

He appears as a character in the books "Prize Money" (Adam Hardy) and "Give Fire!" (Robert Challoner).

Notes:

Son of Richard and Elizabeth Troubridge.

• Present at the Glorious First of June (1794) while being held in the French ship Sans Pareil, 80.
• As Captain of Culloden, 74, he took part in the Battle of Hyθres (13 Jul 1795), the Battle of Cape St. Vincent (14 Feb 1797) and the attack on Santa Cruz, Tenerife (22–25 Jul 1797). He was present on Culloden at the Battle of the Nile (1 Aug 1798). However, Culloden ran aground at the beginning of the battle and was unable to take part in it.
• Commissioner of the Admiralty (19 Feb 1801–15 May 1804)

Further Reading:

1810. Memoir of the Public Services of the Late Sir Thomas Troubridge, Bart. Rear-Admiral of the White Squadron. Naval Chronicle. 23:1–29.
1817. Addenda to the Biographical Memoir of the Late Sir Thomas Troubridge, Bart. Rear-Admiral of the White Squadron. Naval Chronicle. 38:356–358.

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