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  • Collection: British Naval History collection

wrc05163.pdf
This letter from Sir Richard John Strachan was sent to Commodore Sir William Cornwallis, his squadron commander in the East Indies, describing his role in the action against the French frigate Resolue off Pondicherry, India, which resulted in her…

wrc04281.pdf
This bound manuscript notebook, kept by Lt. John Anderson, describes the daily details of life in the 11th Light Dragoons of the British Army and Allied Effort during the French Revolutionary War. Anderson describes daily events, promotions, rules…

May1808Memo.pdf
A memo intended for officers of both the British Navy and Marines directing them how to properly discharge members of the crew who stay on shore overnight so they will continue to receive sea duty pay, not shore pay.

22July1809Memo.pdf
Memo intended for the British Naval officers under the command of Sir R.J. Stratham directing them in the Order of Sailing and Distinguishing Pendants.

July1807Memos.pdf
Three memos made to British Naval officers of the ship Zealand by Rear Admiral Wells concerning proper protocol of discharging sailors and the issue of spirits and beer to warrant officers.

wrc06688.pdf
Written from Policastro Bay while serving in the Mediterranean, and reporting the capture of Gaeta by the French.

wrc06689.pdf
Written from the British vessel, Pompei, off Paolo while serving in the Mediterranean, and reporting the capture of Gaeta by the French.

wrc06690.pdf
Orders written by Sir William Sidney Smith to Captain Prowse instructing him to sail to the Bay of Policastro and report to the Vice President of Basilicata, Don Alessandro Mandarini, who was established at Maratea.

wrc06691.pdf
The London Times article about the Battle of Trafalgar. The details of the battle are reported such as which ships were damaged or sunk and details of Lord Nelson's last moments. A list of British marines killed or wounded is also included in the…

wrc06690.pdf
Orders written by Sir William Sidney Smith to Captain Prowse in 1806 ordering him to sail to the Bay of Policastro and report to the Vice President of Basilicata, Don Alessandro Mandarini, who was established at Maratea.