William Bainbridge was born in Princeton, New Jersey on 7 May 1774 and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 27 Jul 1833. He served in the United States Navy.
He appears as a character in the book "Fortune of War, The" (Patrick O'Brian).
Son of Absalom Bainbridge. His father was a physician. Father-in-Law of Thomas Hayes.
• First went to sea in the merchant service.
Harris, Thomas. 1837. The Life and Services of Commodore William Bainbridge, United States Navy. Philadelphia: Carey Lea and Blanchard.