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Royal Naval Biography/Chalmers, Charles William


Son of Sir Robert Chalmers, Knt. commander of the lazaretto ship Alexander, stationed at the Motherbank, who died on the 4th Sept. 1807.

We first find this officer serving as midshipman of the Sceptre 64, Captain Valentine Edwards, on the East India station. When that ill-fated ship was wrecked in Table Bay, Nov. 5th, 1799, he had the good fortune to be on shore[1]. He obtained a lieutenant’s commission in Nov. 1805; the rank of commander, on the 15th June, 1814; and married, July 27th, 1815, Isabella, widow of T. Scott, Esq. of Calcutta.