Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper
Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper

Royal NavyObituaries

The following obituary for William Warren appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
12 October 1871We have to record the death of Vice-Admiral William Warren, on Monday last, aged 73, he having been born in January, 1798. The deceased Admiral entered the Navy in the Spring of 1811, and while on the West India station displayed much activity in the suppression of piracy. He was made lieutenant in February, 1825, and in August, 1829, obtained the command of the Speedwell schooner, during the command of which vessel, in April, 1832, and June the same year, he captured three armed slave vessels, after a well-fought action, one of the vessels being greatly superior in force, for which services he was advanced to the rank of Commander in August that year. He subsequently sailed with the expedition to China in 1840, and in June of the following year he co-operated at the attack upon Chuenpee. In March ensuing he was at the capture of Canton, where he had command of the western division of boats. He also bore a conspicuous part at the second attack on Canton in May that year. His gallantry and able services obtained him his commission as Captain, bearing date May 1841, and in the October following he was further rewarded by being nominated a Companion of the Order of the Bath. For a time he commanded the Trincomalee on the North America and West India station [This is incorrect; Trincomalee was commander betreen 20 July 1847 and 16 August 1850 by Richard Laird Warren]. He became Rear-Admiral, on Reserved half-pay, June 4, 1861, and Vice-Admiral April 2, 1866.

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