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Royal Naval Biography/Herringham, William Allan


WILLIAM ALLAN HERRINGHAM, Esq.
[Commander.]

Was wounded while serving as midshipman on board the Colossus 74, Captain (afterwards Sir James Nicoll) Morris, at the memorable battle of Trafalgar. He passed his examination in Nov. 1809; obtained a lieutenant’s commission on the 2d Nov. 1810; and was second of the Java frigate. Captain Henry Lambert, in her long and well-fought action with the United States ship Constitution, Dec. 29th, 1812.[1] He afterwards served for four years in the Tigris frigate, Captain Robert Henderson; had the honor of steering H.R.H. the Duke of Gloucester, when on a visit to the flagship at Plymouth, in 1817; and attained his present rank on the 16th January, 1818.