Charles Ross (Royal Navy officer)
|Died||2 March 1849|
|Commands held||HMS Pique
Ross joined the Royal Navy in 1788 and served throughout the Napoleonic Wars. Promoted to Captain in 1802, he was given command of HMS Pique and captured the French brigs Phaeton and Voltageur in March 1806. He served in operations in North America in 1814 and later commanded HMS Northumberland as she transported Napoleon Bonaparte to exile on St Helena in 1815. He served as Commissioner of Plymouth Dockyard in 1829 and was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station in 1837.
In 1803 he married Sarah Cockburn; they had one son and three daughters.
- Historical Autographs
- Sailing Navies
- Napoleon and his fellow travellers: being a reprint of certain narratives of the voyages of the dethroned emperor on the Bellerophon and the Northumberland to exile in St. Helena: the romantic stories told by George Home, Captain Ross, Lord Lyttelton, and William Warden Edited by Clement Kin Shorter, 2010, ISBN 978-1-151-03028-3
- William Loney RN
as Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic Station
|Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station