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Malcolm Lewis

    Thank you Tony for this reference. One does forget how detailed were William James’ writings on all aspects of Trafalgar. Fascinating to read how despite the carnage on that fateful day seamen on both sides helped one another in time of need.
    James goes some way in answering my query although as yet I can find no mention of the other four boats stowed on the booms. Midshipman Roberts in his report (5.12.1805) to Captain Hardy regarding the damaged Victory sustained does not include anything about these boats.