Admiral Lord Rodney in Jamaica

By H.M. Cundall, I.S.0., F.S.A, published August 1938


Nowhere in the British Dominions is the name of Admiral Rodney more venerated than in the island of Jamaica. After the Battle of Saintes Rodney was created a Baron and granted a pension of 2,000 pounds. In Jamaica the House of Assembly resolved “to apply to the most eminent artist in England to prepare an elegant marble statue of Lord Rodney, with a handsome pedestal of the same to be erected in Spanish Town in commemoration of the glorious victory obtained by that gallant commander and the brave officers and seamen serving under him, over the French fleet on April 12th, 1782 “.

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Filed under: Nelson | American Revolution | French Revolution | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Caribbean | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies

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