Haddock, the surname of a distinguished naval family. Sir Richard (d. 1715) fought at the battle of Solebay, in 1672, and was wounded. He was knighted in 1675, made commander-in-chief in the Medway in 1682, and in 1689 appointed Controller of the Navy, a post which he held until 1714. Nicholas (1686-1746) took part in the victory off Cape Passaro. He attained flag-rank in 1734, and in 1738 was made commander-in-chief in the Mediterranean.