Royal Naval Biography/Agassiz, James John Charles
JAMES JOHN CHARLES AGASSIZ, Esq.
Obtained the rank of lieutenant in 1795; and commanded the boats of a small squadron, under the orders of Captain Jonas Rose, at the capture and destruction of six flat-bottomed gun-vessels, and a vessel laden with pitch, tar, and turpentine, near St. Valery, Aug. 21st, 1801. He obtained his present rank in April, 1802; and we subsequently find him in the Rattler sloop, employed in convoying the trade to and from Newfoundland. He has a son in the royal marines.