Archive Results For: Nelson

H.M.S. Victory Part II

By Edward Fraser

Victory IV, 1,920 tons, was launched in 1737 and wrecked seven years later on the Caskets in bad weather with the loss of 1,000 people.   The present Victory 2,162 tons, was launched in 1765, served as flagship of the Mediterranean fleet and, after Trafalgar, in the Baltic. She was paid off in Portsmouth in 1812 […] Read More

Filed under: Nelson | Atlantic | Napoleonic War | Baltic | Mediterranean | Other (Nineteenth C) | Shipwrecks | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

H.M.S. Victory Part I

By Edward Fraser

The history of HMS Victory and her predecessors, including their service records, are related using existing authentic sources. Victory I, 800 tons, was built as a merchant ship in 1559 and bought by the Navy two years later. She was unfit for further service in 1606.   Victory II, 656 tons, was launched in 1620 and […] Read More

Filed under: Nelson | Atlantic | Napoleonic War | English Channel | North Sea | Irish Sea | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

The State of Nelson’s Fleet Before Trafalgar

By J. Holland Rose, Litt.D.

The condition of a fleet after long service reflects on the Admiral’s care. Nelson’s fleet blockaded Toulon for 22 months and then was able to pursue Villeneuve to the West Indies, and back without scurvy or unseaworthiness affecting the ships. On arrival at Spithead, five ships were reported fit for service, six needed inspection or […] Read More

Filed under: Napoleonic War | Nelson | Atlantic | English Channel | Mediterranean | Health at Sea
Subjects include: Logistics | Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies

The ‘Victory’ after Trafalgar

By F. J. Roskruge

The article reproduces Roskruge’s pen and ink drawing of an 1830 painting of the Victory immediately following the Battle of Trafalgar. It is the work of Paul Harris Nicolas who, like his client John Carslake, served at Trafalgar. Roskruge believes that it is an accurate representation of Victory as she appeared on the evening following […] Read More

Filed under: Nelson | Atlantic | Napoleonic War
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies

An Artist’s Notes at the Battle of the Nile

By Louis Paul

A description of the pencil sketches of the Battle of the Nile, as he saw it, drawn by a Col. Fawkes of the 4th West Yorks Regiment of Militia on 1st August 1798 and succeeding days, as appearing in three sketchbooks originally owned by marine artist William Anderson of Chapel Street, Edgware and now in […] Read More

Filed under: Nelson | French Revolution | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies

Note: Naval Uniform

By L G Carr Laughton

Carr Laughton surmises that the reason for Post Captains being portrayed in Commanders’ uniforms could have been for a number of reasons, including having held the rank of Commander for a very short period and the differentiating feature of the two uniform coats i.e. the spacing of buttons varied between the two ranks. Read More

Filed under: Nelson | James Cook | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Navies

Note: Naval Uniform

By A.K

The author presents evidence as to the relaxed approach taken by the naval authorities to the wearing of the regulation uniform. Both Cook and Nelson appear in painted portraits wearing Commanders’ uniform sometime after they had both been promoted to Post-Captain. Read More

Filed under: Nelson | James Cook | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Navies

Note: La Chanson du “Redoutable”

By Courtesy of L G Carr Laughton

Reproduced in its original French is a sailor’s song concerning the death of Nelson at Trafalgar. However, it takes us no closer to ascertaining who fired the shot that killed Nelson. Read More

Filed under: Nelson | Atlantic | Napoleonic War
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

Filter By Subject

Administration
Archaeology
Art & Music
Battles & Tactics
Biography
Harbours & Dockyards
Historic Vessels
Museums & Restoration
Lifesaving & Coastguard
Logistics
Manpower & Life at Sea
Merchant Marines
Miscellaneous
Navies
Science & Exploration
Ship Handling & Seamanship
Ship Models & Figureheads
Shipbuilding & Design
Strategy & Diplomacy
Weapons
Reset