Shubrick, William Branford, 1790-1874

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Birth 1790-10-31
Death 1874-05-27

Biographical notes:

U. S. naval officer.

From the description of Letter to "Dr. [Spruston?] [manuscript], 1834 April 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647993598

Naval officer.

From the description of William Branford Shubrick correspondence, 1863. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980458

Epithet: Captain; USN; Commanding American Pacific Squadron; Rear-Admiral 1862

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001034.0x0000f1

William B. Shubrick was an officer in the U.S. Navy. He was born on October 31, 1790 and held many positions during his career, including command of the West India squadron, 1838-1840, CO of the Norfolk Navy Yard, 1840-1843, member and chair of the Lighthouse Board, 1852-1861 and CO of the Brazil squadron, 1858-1859. He died on May 27, 1874.

From the description of Letter, March 17, [n.y.] (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 733332445

From the description of Letter, September 28, 1849. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 733517620

Admiral Shubrick, a native of Bull's Island, SC, was Chairman of the Lighthouse Board. Other duties that he had during his career include assignment to the Constitution, Hornet, and President. While commanding officer the Epervier, Shubrick sailed through the Straits of Gibraltar in July 1815 and was never heard from again. He was born on September 12, 1788.

From the description of Letter, June 14, 1862. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 46343678


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