This is a simplified version of the watch system as operated in most ships, where the crew were divided into two watches, the larboard and starboard watch.
A fascinating footnote to the famous action between HMS Shannon and the USS Chesapeakeoff Boston Harbor in June 1813 is the effect it had on the career of Provo Wallis, second lieutenant of the British frigate, who went […]
The following dispatches and diary entries are taken from a book of Nelson’s letters. They give us deep insight into the working of that great man’s mind as well as all the preparations and maneuvering […]
August 1, 1798
The signal issued by Lord Nelson from the HMS Victory during the Battle of Trafalgar is famous for its patriotism and poignancy. It was communicated via flags hoisted in a specific order.
From an officer on HMS Euralyus 26 October, 1805