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Royal Naval Biography/Hamilton, Arthur Philip


ARTHUR PHILIP HAMILTON, Esq.
[Post-Captain of 1816.]

Obtained a lieutenant’s commission April 28, 1807; and commanded a detachment of seamen, belonging to the Caledonia 120 (bearing the flag of Sir Harry Neale), Valiant 74, and Armide frigate, at the capture and destruction of three French transport brigs, which had sought shelter under a battery upon Point du Ché, near Rochelle, Sept. 27, 1810. The official account of this “well-conducted, gallant, and successful attack,” will be found in the Nav. Chron. Vol. 24, p. 422 et seq. His promotion to the rank of commander took place on the 21st of the following month. He was appointed to the Ceylon troop-ship, Nov. 6, 1813; and posted May 31, 1816.

Captain Hamilton married in 1828, Caroline, only child of the late Lieutenant-Colonel Cook, of Chingford, co. Essex.

'Agent.– Sir F. M. Ommanney.