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Royal Naval Biography/Waring, Henry


Was, for several years, a midshipman of the Phoenix 36, successively commanded by Captains George Anson Byron and Sir Richard J. Strachan; with the latter of whom he removed into la Concorde 36, soon after their return home from the East Indies, in 1793. On the 23d April, 1794, he assisted at the capture of two French frigates and a corvette, between Guernsey and Morlaix[1]. His promotion to the rank of lieutenant took place in the following autumn; and we subsequently find him serving in the Foudroyant 80, and Saturn 74, under the flags of Nelson and St. Vincent, by the latter of whom he was made a commander, April 29th, ; 802. His next appointment was, in May, 1803, to the Serapis 44, armed en flûte, which ship formed part of the squadron under Commodore Hood, at the reduction of Surinam, in May, 1804. He married, April 4th, 1805, Mary, only daughter of John Henry Franks, of Misleton, co. Leicester. His third son, David, a midshipman of the Active frigate. Captain Andrew King, died in consequence of a fall from the rigging, in 1823.

  1. See Vol. II. Part II. p. 621, and Vol. I. Part I. p. 285 et seq.