O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'

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The following is the entry for Edward Norwich Troubridge in William O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'.

TROUBRIDGE. (Captain, 1842.)

Edward Norwich Troubridge entered the Navy 1 June, 1831; passed his examination in 1837; and obtained his first commission 27 June, 1838. His succeeding appointments were ? 19 July, 1838, and 25 April, 1839, as Additional-Lieutenant, to the Melville 72 and Princess Charlotte 104, flag-ships of Hon. Geo. Elliott and Hon. Sir Robt. Stopford at the Cape of Good Hope and in the Mediterranean ? 23 April, 1840, to the Benbow 72, Capt. Houston Stewart, under whom he took part in the different operations on the coast of Syria, including the bombardment of St. Jean d?Acre ? and 10 Dec. following, to the Southampton 50, bearing the flag of Sir Edw. Durnford King, again at the Cape. He was promoted, 23 Aug. 1841, to the command of the Wanderer 16; was transferred, in the course of the same year, to the Clio 16; and for his conduct in that vessel during the war in China (where he assisted at the capture of Woosung and Shanghae, and served on the Yang-tse-Kiang) was sdvanced to his present rank 23 Dec. 1842. Since 26 Oct. 1848 he has been in command of the Amazon 26, now in the East Indies. Agent ? John P. Muspratt.

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