Royal Naval Biography/Wauchope, Robert

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ROBERT WAUCHOPE, Esq.
[Post-Captain of 1814.]

Son of Andrew Wauchope, Esq. of Niddrie Marischal, N.B.

This officer received his first commission Dec. 21, 1808; and was a lieutenant of the Magicienne frigate. Captain Lucius Curtis, when that ship was destroyed in Port Sud-Est, Isle of France, from whence he was sent in her barge to Bourbon, to acquaint Commodore Rowley with the unfortunate issue of the attack upon the French squadron under Mons. Duperré[1]. We subsequently find him in the Havannah 36, Captain the Hon. George Cadogan, under whom he served until made commander. Mar. 21, 1812.

Captain Wauchope’s post commission bears date June 6, 1814. His last appointment was, April 19, 1810, to the Eurydice 24, fitting for the St. Helena station. He married, April 17, 1822, Anne, daughter of the late Sir David Carnegie, Bart. of Southesk.

Agents.– Messrs. Goode and Clarke.