Naval History in Madeira?

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    Lawrie Phillips
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      What is there of naval historical interest to see in Funchal during a two-week jolly to Madeira?
      Lawrie Phillips

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      Frank Scott
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        Sampling Madeira is an old naval custom, but not much else nautical that I could find.
        What is worth noting is how poor the anchorage is in Funchal roads – one of those places where as Captain you find it very hard to sleep, even with plenty of chain cable out and an auxiliary engine. By contrast nearby Porto Santo has a good anchorage.
        Frank Scott

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        Lawrie Phillips
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          John, Tony and Frank
          Many thanks for your invaluable advice – my acknowledgement is belated due to a swan to sunny climes – see the Naval History in Madeira? query below.
          Lawrie

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