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Royal Naval Biography/Popham, William


WILLIAM POPHAM, Esq.
[Post-Captain of 1819.]

Eldest son of the late Rear-Admiral Sir Home Riggs Popham, K.C.B. who died at Cheltenham, Sept. 11, 1820.

This officer passed his examination in June, 1811; was made lieutenant, Feb. 14, 1812; advanced to the rank of commander, Dec. 23, 1814; and appointed acting captain of the Sybille frigate, bearing his father’s flag, on the Jamaica station, Feb. 2, 1819. This appointment was confirmed by the Admiralty, May 19th following.

Captain Popham commanded the Hecla bomb, at the battle of Algiers.

Agent.– T. Collier, Esq.