Reply To: Time at sea in Nelson’s day
Most interesting replies thank you.
I have a time for sunset on 1 August 2012 for Alexandria as 1850 (local). With Nelson’s decision at 1500 on 1.8.1798 to enter Aboukir Bay would sunset have occured at around 1900 on that day? It was a brave decision to take on a night encounter in an entirely unknown anchorage and without decent charts.