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 - May
25 May 1804: To Troutbridge on whether embarked soldiers should hold authority over captains of ships, if senior: Let them once gain the step of being independent of the navy on board ship, and they will soon have the other, and command us ... the King himself cannot do away the Act of Parliament. Although my career is nearly run, yet it would embitter my future days and expiring moments, to hear of our Navy being sacrificed to the Army'.
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Lt William Hicks
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