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Royal Naval Biography/FitzMaurice, Gamaliel


GAMALIEL FITZMAURICE, Esq.
[Commander.]

Obtained the rank of lieutenant in May, 1802; and commanded a boat belonging to the Conqueror 74, Captain (now Sir Israel) Pellew, at the capture of the French national brig Caesar, of 18 guns and 86 men, in Bourdeaux river, July 16th, 1806[1]. On this occasion, the petty officer who accompanied him was killed, and two of his men wounded. He subsequently served as first of the same ship, off Toulon, under the command of Captain (now Vice-Admiral) Fellowes; and was promoted from her to his present rank, Feb. 1st, 1812. At the close of the war, he commanded the Urgent of 14 guns.