6 LITTLE SHIPS.

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6 LITTLE SHIPS.

Post by E28 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:38 pm

Not all the Royal Navy ships present during the battle of Trafalgar,
were actually able to participate in the action.
Despite the magnificent contributions made by these 6 ships,
in the preceeding days and those following, none were ships of the line,
and consequently had to be kept out of harms way.

Euryalus 36
Naiad 38
Phoebe 36
Sirius 36
Entreprenante 8
Pickle 10

In due course let us look at their achievements,
and the men who commanded them,
some of whom were immensely capable household names.
Their French equivalents were also held back.
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Re: 6 LITTLE SHIPS.

Post by E28 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:01 pm

HMS NAIAD.
Debate continues as to whether this Naiad is the 1st of name in the RN or 2nd.
Certainly, as built, she became the 1st constructed to carry the name and it is this 5th rate which carries the battle honour Trafalgar 1805.
History graphically tells us of every iota surrounding this battle, the men, ships, outcome and implications.
HMS Victory remains to this day a monument to the outcome of Nelsons final encounter at sea.
Naiad is believed to have finally been broken up in South America c 1898, as such she became the last British connection to the battle, excepting Victory herself.
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Re: 6 LITTLE SHIPS.

Post by E28 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:38 pm

Although i have titled this 6 little ships, that moniker is, in part, false and applicable to the 1st 4 named only as each was commanded by a Captain of the Royal Navy which qualified the title His Majesty's Ship...
Pickle and Entreprenante did not qualify as ships.
The former was a schooner and is titled His Majesty's Schooner Pickle,
while the E was a yawl rigged cutter, as such carries His Majesty's Cutter Entreprenante.
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