Charles Ross (Royal Navy officer)

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Charles Ross
Born July 1776
Died 2 March 1849
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Pique
HMS Northumberland
Pacific Station
Battles/wars Napoleonic Wars

Vice Admiral Charles Bayne Hodgson Ross CB (July 1776 – 2 March 1849) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station.

Naval career[edit]

Ross joined the Royal Navy in 1788 and served throughout the Napoleonic Wars.[1] Promoted to Captain in 1802, he was given command of HMS Pique and captured the French brigs Phaeton and Voltageur in March 1806.[2] 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.[3] He served as Commissioner of Plymouth Dockyard in 1829[1] and was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station in 1837.[4]


In 1803 he married Sarah Cockburn; they had one son and three daughters.[5]


  1. ^ a b Historical Autographs
  2. ^ Sailing Navies
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ William Loney RN
  5. ^ Roots.web
Military offices
Preceded by
Graham Hamond
as Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic Station
Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station
Succeeded by
Richard Thomas