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Royal Naval Biography/Herringham, William Allan


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.