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Royal Naval Biography/Chasman, William


Was made a lieutenant in Oct. 1805; and distinguished himself as second of the Kent 74, Captain (afterwards Rear-Admiral) Thomas Rogers, at the capture of a French gun-vessel and ten sail of deeply laden coasters, in the Gulf of Genoa, Aug. 1st, 1808[1]. He was promoted to his present rank, while serving as first of the Superb 78, Commodore Sir Thomas M. Hardy, on the South American station, Jan. 29th, 1821[2].

Commander Chasman married, in 1826, the only daughter of the late W. Ireland, Esq., H.M. dock-yard at Devonport.