Richard Warren (Royal Navy officer)

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Richard Warren
Born 1806
Died 29 July 1875
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1822–1870
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Magicienne
HMS Trincomalee
HMS Cressy
South East Coast of America Station
Nore Command
Battles/wars Crimean War

Admiral Richard Laird Warren (1806 – 29 July 1875) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, The Nore.

Naval career[edit]

Born the son of Admiral Frederick Warren,[1][2] Warren joined the Royal Navy in 1822.[3] Promoted to Captain in 1839, he commanded HMS Magicienne and then HMS Trincomalee.[3] The Trincomalee was assigned to provide hurricane relief and to search vessels for slave-trade activities on the North American Station.[4]

He also commanded HMS Cressy in the Black Sea during the Crimean War.[3] He was appointed Commander-in-chief, South East Coast of America Station in 1861 and Commander-in-Chief, The Nore in 1869 and retired in 1870.[3]

Family[edit]

In 1844 he married Eleanor Charlotte Warren; they had six sons and four daughters.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1899). "Warren, Frederick". Dictionary of National Biography. 59. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  2. ^ a b The Peerage.com
  3. ^ a b c d William Loney RN
  4. ^ History of HMS Trincomale This is Hartlepool
Military offices
Preceded by
Henry Keppel
Commander-in-Chief, South East Coast of America Station
1861–1864
Succeeded by
Charles Elliot
Preceded by
Sir Baldwin Walker
Commander-in-Chief, The Nore
1869–1870
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Elliot