Philip Broke

Sir Philip Bowes Vere Broke, 1st Baronet KCB (/ˈbrʊk/; 9 September 1776 – 2 January 1841) was a distinguished officer in the British Royal Navy. During his lifetime he was often referred to as Broke of the Shannon, a reference to his notable command of HMS Shannon in the War of 1812.


Philip Broke

Born(1776-09-09)9 September 1776
Nacton, Great Britain
Died2 January 1841(1841-01-02) (aged 64)
London, United Kingdom
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch Royal Navy
Service years1792–1841
RankRear admiral
AwardsNaval Gold Medal
Spouse(s)Sarah Louisa Middleton
ChildrenGeorge Broke-Middleton

Early life

Broke was born at Broke Hall, Nacton, near Ipswich, the eldest son of Philip Bowes Broke, grandson of Phil