Royal Naval Biography/Sparshott, Edward
EDWARD SPARSHOTT, Esq.
[Captain of 1830.]
Was signal mate of Lord Gambier’s flag-ship, the Caledonia 120, during the operations against the French squadron in Aix Roads, in April 1809, and served during the remainder of the war as lieutenant on board the Niobe frigate, successively commanded by Captains John Wentworth Loring and William Augustus Montagu. His subsequent appointments were, – Aug. 8th, 1814, to the Forester sloop. Captain William Hendry; – Oct. 15th, 1815, to the Myrmidon 20, Captain Robert Gambier; – Dec. 28th, 1816, to the Tagus 42, Captain J. W. Deans Dundas; – Aug. 26th, 1818, to be first lieutenant of the Rochfort 80, fitting out for the flag of Sir Thomas F. Fremantle, commander-in-chief on the Mediterranean station; – Jan. 11th, 1820, to the Revolutionnaire 64, Captain the Hon. F.B.R. Pellew; – April 15th, 1820, again to the Rochfort, in which ship he continued, under the flag of Sir Graham Moore, until promoted to the rank of commander, Jan. 29th, 1821; – and lastly, Aug. 28th, 1828, to be second captain of the Prince Regent 120, Sir Henry Blackwood’s flag-ship, in the river Medway, where he was serving when advanced to his present rank, July 22d, 1830. His brother. Commander Samuel Sparshott, is Deputy-Comptroller-General of the Coast-Guard.