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Tango0128 Feb 2018 10:17 p.m. PST

..Saumarez: From The American Revolution to the Defeat of Napoleón.

"The career of Guernsey-born Admiral James Saumarez reads like an early history of the Royal Navy. His first battle was against the American revolutionaries in 1775, but thereafter his main opponents were the French and the Spanish, and the first fighting ship he commanded, the eight-gun galley Spitfire, was involved in forty-seven engagements before being run aground.

Rising through the ranks, Saumarez fought on land and at sea, and was involved in actions in the English Channel, being given command of a squadron of ships based at Guernsey. He served on HMS Victory, took part in the Battle of Cape St Vincent, the Blockade of Cadiz, and was with Nelson at the Battle of the Nile.

Promoted to Rear Admiral, he led his ships at the battles of Algeciras and the Gut of Gibraltar. Saumarez was then dispatched into the Baltic, where he helped thwart Napoleon's attempt at conquering Russia…."
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Vigilant01 Mar 2018 5:51 a.m. PST

Might have to get this. Studied his Baltic campaign as part of my degree.

Tango0101 Mar 2018 10:59 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!. (smile)


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