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Chamier, Frederick, naval officer, novelist, and historian, was born in 1796, his father being a member of the council of Madras. He entered the royal navy in 1809, attended the expedition to Walcheren, cruised in the Arethusa, 38, on the coast of Africa, and served, both ashore and afloat, with considerable distinction against the Americans. In 1815 he was promoted to be lieutenant, and. proceeding to the West Indies in 1824, became in 1826 commander of the Britomart on that station. He returned home in 1828, and did not succeed in again obtaining employment. In 1856 he assumed the rank of retired captain, and in 1870 he died. His chief works of fiction are The Life of a Sailor, 1834; Ben Brace. 1835; The Saucy Arethusa, 1836; Jack Adams, 1838; and Passion and Principle, 1842. _ He also, in 1837, edited and continued James's Naval History and published A Review of the French Revolution of 1848. His novels have little merit, but being mainly founded upon facts which are themselves very interesting, have always been favourites. Captain Chamier married in 1832 Elizabeth, a grand-daughter of Sir John Soane, the distinguished architect, and founder of the Soane Museum.