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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2017 9:39 p.m. PST

…Roads, April 1809.

"Thomas Cochrane was a firebrand frigate commander and master of littoral warfare. Known for his antagonistic responses to authority, Cochrane's naval career became intensely political. In addition to speaking against government corruption as an MP, Cochrane led the naval efforts of the revolutionary Chilean, Brazilian and Greek causes.

Cochrane's uncompromising approach to warfare, and the controversial fruits it tended to bare, is best illustrated by the case of the Basque Roads, 11-15 April 1809…."
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StarCruiser21 Jul 2017 4:34 p.m. PST

That, and many of his other "adventures", is why he is the primary inspiration for so many fictional naval captains of that age:

Horatio Hornblower
Jack Aubrey
Richard Bolitho
and on and on…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2017 11:25 a.m. PST



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