Royal Naval Biography/Christie, Peter
PETER CHRISTIE, Esq.
Is a protégé of Admiral-Superintendent Sir Frederick L. Maitland, K.C.B., under whom he served, from his first entry into the royal navy, until after the surrender of Napoleon Buonaparte to the Bellerophon 74, commanded by that highly esteemed officer, the present Sir Frederick L. Maitland, in 1815. He was acting lieutenant of the Tartar frigate. Commodore Sir George R. Collier, on the African station, in 1819; and his appointment to that ship confirmed by the Admiralty in Sept. 1820. We lastly find him first of the Cambrian 48, Captain Gawen William Hamilton, at the battle of Navarin. His commission as commander bears date Oct. 22d, 1827.