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

14.10.2018 an article on the wreck of the Endymion to follow, with bios on W Butterfield, Sir R King (2), J Giffard, E Osborne, and J Bligh 09.10.2018 To follow is an article concerning a tyrannical lieutenant aboard the Melampus, and then bios of J Colnett, T Peyton,...

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 command...