The 1805 Club was founded in 1990 to care for the memorials of the Georgian sailing navy. They are a vital yet often neglected part of Britain's naval heritage. No other organisation is dedicated to their preservation. We:
- Conserve monuments and memorials relating to seafaring people of the Georgian era and in particular Admiral Lord Nelson.
For more information on Admiral Lord Nelson please visit The 1805 Club's site www.admiralnelson.org.
- Promote and publish research into the Royal Navy of the Georgian period, and especially Admiral Lord Nelson.
- Organise cultural and historical events for the enjoyment and edification of our membership and the public in general.
President : Admiral Sir Jonathon Band GCB DL
Chairman : Peter Warwick
Nelson - ON THIS DAY - January
17th January 1801: Nelson writes to Earl St Vincent on hoisting his flag in St Joseph, "The St Joseph, as far as relates to Captain Hardy, is ready for sea.. My cabin is not yet finished...not even painted, but that I do not care about ..My wish is to get her to Torbay, and in seven days alongside the Ville de Paris. She will be perfection."
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Lt William Hicks
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