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Sheila B
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I should like to refer to Frank Scott’s information about the Admiralty Order dated 11th October, instructing that days be recorded midnight to midnight.
During my research I have discovered that this instruction was received by the Ville de Paris, flagship of the Channel Fleet, on 4th November 1805 so, yes, too late for Trafalgar.

Reference: TNA ADM.51/1528, Captain John Whitby’s Log [Captain’s Journal of Proceedings for] Ville de Paris, October 1805-February 1806.
Sheila Bransfield