In the memorable battle of Trafalgar, William Chambers, master of the Royal Sovereign, had part of his side carried away while steering the ship towards the close of the action. He just lived until the firing ceased, when, with a feeble voice, he exclaimed, "Oh, could I but read the Gazette of this glorious day !" and, with the remaining breath still left him, gave three feeble cheers, in which he joined by another lying man, and both immediately expired.