1780 Overview

  Following Sir George Rodney’s return from France, where he had flown to escape his creditors, Britain was at last able to place one of her most skilful, if unpopular, admirals in charge of a major fleet. Appointed commander-in-chief of the strategically...

Three Exciting Projects – Can you help?

My good friend Michel Bataillard, who has contributed much useful information to this website, is seeking help with three projects that he is currently working on. If you are able to help then please contact me and I’ll put you in touch with Michel. 1 – He is...

Work Status

29.03.2017 – Articles to come on the Vestal’s capture of some important despatches, a row between Admirals Arbuthnot and Rodney, a biography of Hon J Rodney, and an article on the great hurricane in the Leeward Islands. 23.03.2017 – Articles coming...

1779 Overview

  On 16 June Spain formally entered the war against Great Britain, and concocting a plan with the French to attack either Portsmouth or Plymouth they contributed to a sixty-six strong fleet that assembled off the Lizard prior to entering the Channel under the...