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Curtis, Sir Roger, British naval officer, was born in 1746, and became a lieutenant in 1771, a commander in 1776, and a captain in 1777. He rendered most valuable service during the defence of Gibraltar in 1782, when he commanded the gunboats, and received a knighthood as a reward. Upon the outbreak of the French war he was made captain of the fleet to Lord Howe, and as such, although by that time a rear-admiral, was present at the victory of "the Glorious First of June," 1794. For this service he was made a baronet. He was afterwards commander-in-chief at the Cape of Good Hope, and at Portsmouth, and he died in 1816.