Nelson and the Perfect Muster Book

By Roger Knight, published May 2005


Nelson in 1790-91 was out of favour with the Admiralty, which is usually attributed to his support for Prince William Henry in the Prince’s dispute with Lieutenant Schomberg.  But Nelson had also been censured for supporting the Prince when in 1786 he failed to deliver a complete muster book at Antigua.   This perhaps was seen as a continuation of Nelson’s reasoned resistance to Navy Board criticism that in 1784  he had embarked more than his ship’s proper complement of ‘young gentlemen’.  

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Filed under: Nelson | French Revolution | Caribbean
Subjects include: Administration

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