“I think I should make up in perserverance what I might want in sense”
– James Fitzjames in a letter to John Barrow jr, 1844

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Welcome to this website dedicated to Captain James Fitzjames of the Royal Navy.
The purpose of this website is to offer an overview of information, research and resources.
Most of all it is meant as a tribute and memorial to a remarkable man whose life story reads like an adventure novel.

Daguerreotype by Richard Beard (taken in May 1845 in Greenhithe)

Colourised by Ross Day

HMS Clio and HMS Erebus, Fitzjames’ first and last command
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