Product images of Rear-Admiral Sir Edward Brace (circa 1769-1843)
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Rear-Admiral Sir Edward Brace (circa 1769-1843)
Brace entered the navy in 1781, became Lieutenant in 1792, Commander in 1797 and Captain in 1800. In 1803 he became flag-captain to Admiral Cornwallis. He held commands at home and later in the Mediterranean until the end of the war with France. In 1816 he took command of the 'Impregnable' in Lord Exmouth's squadron at the bombardment of Algiers where the ship was badly damaged because she failed to anchor in her proper station. He died while Commander-in-Chief at the Nore.
Henry William Pickersgill
- Image reference: BHC2570
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London