The Lee Line at Trafalgar

By R C Anderson, published May 1971


With the emergence of a Trafalgar reminiscence (1969), more light is shed on the distribution of the Lee line at the action. The account by the then signal midshipman of the Defence appears to clarify the line into a slightly different sailing order than that proposed by Corbett in ‘The Campaign of Trafalgar’.   Ship’s log entries and timings are discussed in detail and a revised disposition of the line is presented.

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

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