Royal Naval Biography/Bullock, Frederick


A son of the late superannuated Commander James Bullock.

This officer passed his examination, at Portsmouth, in 1811; obtained his first commission on the 22d Jan. 1812; was appointed to the Revolutionnaire frigate. Captain John C. Woolcombe, Nov. 3d, 1813; and subsequently commanded the Snap surveying vessel, on the Newfoundland station. In 1824, he accompanied Captain Lyon from England to the coast of Labrador[1]. He was advanced to his present rank on the 26th Aug. 1829; and has been borne on the books of the William and Mary yacht, at Woolwich, ever since the 30th Oct. in that year.

Commander Bullock is well known as a scientific officer in the hydrographical department of the service.