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Frank Scott
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    The degree to which a fleet commander could control his fleet in the age of sail & signal flags was quite limited, particularly once battle was joined. Michael Duffy’s article ‘All was hushed up: The hidden Trafalgar’ (Mariner’s Mirror Vol 92:2 (2005 special bicentennial edition) is worth reading to see how poorly some Admiral’s/Captains performed in this famous battle.