Edward Thomas Troubridge (1790 - 1852)

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About Edward Thomas Troubridge


Rear Admiral Sir Edward Thomas Troubridge, 2nd Baronet CB (c.1787 – 7 October 1852), was a British naval commander and politician.

Naval career

Troubridge was the only son of Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Troubridge, 1st Baronet. He entered the Royal Navy in 1797 and was present at the Battle of Copenhagen as a Midshipman in HMS Edgar. He also saw service in Nelson's flagship HMS Victory before being promoted Commander in 1806, and then Captain the following year. He served in the War of 1812, serving as captain of the 40-gun frigate HMS Armide and commanding the Naval Brigade at the Battle of New Orleans. From April 1831 to October 1832 he was Commander-in-Chief at Queenstown.

On 30 June 1831 he was appointed a Naval ADC to King William IV, later also serving Queen Victoria in that capacity until his elevation to flag rank. From 1831 to 1847 he was Conservative Member of Parliament for Sandwich and from 1835 to 1841 he was a Lord of the Admiralty (Fourth Naval Lord, Third Naval Lord and then Second Naval Lord). On 20 July 1838 he was made a Companion of the Bath. From 23 August 1841 he was Captain in HMS Formidable, until his promotion to Rear-Admiral on 23 November of that year.


On 18 August 1810 he married Anna Maria Cochrane, eldest daughter of Admiral The Hon. Sir Alexander Forrester Inglis Cochrane, and a first cousin of the famous Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald. They had two sons - Thomas St Vincent Hope Cochrane, successor to the baronetcy, who entered the Army and was severely wounded at the Battle of Inkerman, and Edward Norwich Troubridge, who became a Captain RN - as well as two daughters.

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