Peter Gamble

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Lieutenant Peter Gamble (November 5, 1793– September 11, 1814) was an officer in the United States Navy during the War of 1812.

Born in Bordentown, New Jersey, Gamble was appointed midshipman 16 January 1809 and served on Thomas Macdonough's flagship Saratoga in the Battle of Lake Champlain. He was killed in action while in the act of sighting his gun 11 September 1814. Macdonough deplored Gamble's loss and commended his gallantry in action.

USS Gamble (DD-123) was named for him and his brother, Lieutenant Colonel John M. Gamble.

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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.