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LATIMER, William Kay, naval officer, born in Anna, polls, Maryland, 1 September, 1794, died in Baltimore. Maryland. 15 March, 1873. He was educated at St. John's college, Annapolis, Maryland, appointed a midshipman on 15 November, 1809, commissioned as lieutenant on 4 February. 1815, and in 1826-'30 was engaged as commander of the schooner "Grampus" in the pursuit of pirates on the coasts of the West India islands. He was promoted captain on 17 July, 1843, and during the Mexican war was commandant of the navy yard at Pensacola, Florida On 18 September, 1852, he was ordered on the board of officers appointed to examine the coasts of Florida and the mouths of the Mississippi river. He was retired in 1855, and made a commodore on the retired list on 16 July, 1862. On 12 June, 1863, he was ordered to special duty, and served on courts-martial till the close of the civil war. When in command of one of the vessels of Commander Hull's Mediterranean squadron at a time when war with England was apprehended, acting under a misapprehension of orders, Latimer returned to the United States with his ship, for which he was severely censured.
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