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Royal Naval Biography/Bowater, Edward


EDWARD BOWATER, Esq
Admiral of the Blue.


This officer is a brother of the late Lieutenant-General John Bowater of the Royal Marines. He was made a Post-Captain Jan. 16, 1783; and, at the commencement of the French war in 1793, commanded the Regulus of 44 guns, on the Halifax station. His next appointment was to the Trent frigate, employed in the North Sea; and at the conclusion of the war, we find him serving with the Channel fleet in the Magnificent, 74. He was advanced to the rank of Rear-Admiral, April 23, 1804; Vice-Admiral, July 31, 1810; and Admiral, Aug. 12, 1819.

Residence.– Hampton Court.