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Royal Naval Biography/Bamber, William Richard

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Obtained a lieutenant’s commission in 1796; and commanded the Bouncer and Havock, gun-brigs, between 1801 and 1810. He was promoted to his present rank on the 21st October in the latter year; appointed to the Imogene sloop, Oct. 7th, 1813; and employed in the Ordinary at Portsmouth between 1825 and 1828. His eldest son, a midshipman of the Hyperion frigate, was drowned off Monte Video, Jan. 6th, 1820.