The Battle of Trafalgar

The Battle of Trafalgar by J. M. W. Turner (oil on canvas, 1822–1824)
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1. Names of British officers wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar

... Laird CLOWES.- Volume 5 pages 157-160. Battle of Trafalgar Personnel Napoleonic Nelson ...

2. History of HMS Victory, Nelson’s pursuit to the West Indies, Part Nine

... sailer who was likely to hinder him, he started in pursuit of the 18 ships of the enemy, with but 10 of his own. His anxiety at this time ... in the Gulf of Paria, and as the ships sailed, prepared for battle, through the Bocas of Trinidad, expectation was strained to the utmost, ...

3. History of HMS Victory, Battle of Trafalgar – Part Ten

... 2nd, Captain Blackwood, on his way to London with the news of the combined fleets having left Ferrol, called at 5 a.m. at Merton, where he ... astern, to take the lead, and thereby bear the brunt of the battle. His Lordship visited the decks of his ship, exhorted his men not to ...

4. History of HMS Victory, Death of Nelson – Part Eleven

... those he loved; but ever and anon interrupted by the cheers of the Victory’s crew, he would ask the cause, and being told it was a ... had caused great damage, at a very early period of the battle, and before she herself fired a gun, many of her spars were shot away, ...

5. History of HMS Victory, Damage sustained by Victory – Part Twelve

... 1805 Oct 22 On the 22nd, the day after the battle, the breeze was fresh from the S.S.W., and it was all the ships could do ... On the 23rd it blew a gale, and then the misfortunes of the victors commenced; the hawsers of many of the ships towing parted, and ...

6. HMS Victory, a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy

... was ordered in 1758, laid down in 1759 and launched on the of May 1765 at Chatham, United Kingdom. HMS Victory, designed by Tomas Slade ... flagship - HMS Victory . Best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar, the Victory currently has a dual role as the Flagship of ...

7. Nelson, Navy, Nation: the story of the Royal Navy and the British people, 1688–1815

... at how the Royal Navy shaped individual lives and the course of British history over the tumultuous 18th century – a period when the Navy ... and iconic items such as Nelson’s uniform from the Battle of Trafalgar. From the bustling dockyards which were the greatest ...

 

Twenty-seven Royal Navy ships of the line led by Admiral Lord Nelson aboard HMS Victory defeated thirty-three French and Spanish ships of the line under the French Admiral Villeneuve  off the coast of Spain, near Cape Trafalgar. The Franco-Spanish fleet lost twenty-two ships, without a single British vessel being lost.

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