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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2018 11:41 a.m. PST

…19 December 1796


"19 December 1796, off Cartagena in the Western Mediterranean, Nelson, then commodore in the Mediterranean Squadron under Sir John Jervis, fought a tumultuous frigate action against the Spanish in a prelude to the Battle of St Vincent.

"You are, Sir, thoroughly acquainted with the merits of Captain Cockburne, that is needless for me to express them; but the Discipline of the Minerve does the highest credit to her captain and lieutenants and I wish fully to express the Sense I entertain of their Judgement and Gallantry" (Nelson in his report to Sir John Jervis…."
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