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John Templar Shubrick

Birthdate: (26)
Birthplace: Bull's Island, South Carolina
Death: July 14, 1815 (26) (Lost At Sea in USS Epervier, off the coast of Algiers)
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Thomas Shubrick and Mary Shubrick
Husband of Elizabeth Matilda Shubrick
Father of Edmund Templer Shubrick
Brother of Sarah Alicia Trapier; Thomas Shubrick; Lieut. Thomas Shubrick; Mary Eveliegh Shubrick; Richard Shubrick and 7 others

Occupation: US Navy
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About Lt. John Templar Shubrick

John Templar Shubrick (28 Sep 1788-1815) was the son of Col. Thomas Shubrick and wife Mary Branford. He married Elizabeth Matilda Ludlow.

John Templar Shubrick was born on Bull's island, South Carolina and entered the navy as midshipman, 19 Aug 1806, being attached to the "Chesapeake" during the surrender to the British ship "Leopard," and remained in that vessel under Decatur until 1808. He was commissioned lieutenant, 28 May 1812, attached to the "Constitution" during her escape from the British fleet in July 1812 and participated in the capture of the "Guerriere" and "Java."

On 6 Jan 1813, he was transferred to the "Hornet," and was executive officer at the capture of the British brig "Peacock," 24 Feb 1813. He was next transferred to the "President," of which he acted as executive at its capture by a British fleet, 15 Jan 1815. He was carried a prisoner to Bermuda, but released at the end of the war. He received three silver medals and votes of thanks from congress for assisting in the capture of the "Guerridre", "Java", and "Peacock."

South Carolina gave him a vote of thanks and a sword. On 20 May 1815, he sailed as executive of the "Guerridre" to Algiers, where he assisted at the capture of an Algerine frigate and brig, and in the demonstration by which Decatur obtained the treaty with Algiers. He was assigned to command the brig "Epervier," and sailed from Algiers early in July, 1815, with a copy of the treaty for ratification. The brig was lost at sea with all on board.

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Shubrick became a midshipman on June 20, 1806, and a Lieutenant on May 20, 1812. He was a distinguished officer on the frigates Constitution and President and sloop Hornet during the War of 1812 and on the frigate Guerrier against Algiers before disappearing at sea along with his new command, the sloop Epervier in 1815. The Epevier was last seen after sailing through the Straits of Gibraltar. Shubrick's highest rank in the Navy was Lieutenant Commander. He married Elizabeth Matilda Ludlow from New York. It was written of Shubrick that he was one of the noblest spirits that ever served under the American flag.

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Lt. John Templar Shubrick's Timeline

September 28, 1788
Bull's Island, South Carolina
August 19, 1806
- 1808
Age 17
USS Chesapeake
May 28, 1812
Age 23
US Navy
January 6, 1813
Age 24
USS Hornet
January 15, 1815
- February 1815
Age 26
May 20, 1815
- July 1815
Age 26
USS Guerridre
July 14, 1815
Age 26
Age 26
- January 15, 1815
Age 26
USS President