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 - April
11th April 1794: Nelson has difficulty in proceeding to sea and runs aground. From Boreas' log : 'At 7 weighed in: canting Ship got stern way: let go the anchor again and the Ship got on shore. PM. at half past 3 weighed and came to sail'.
14th April 1777: To his brother William at Christ College, Cambridge: 'I passed my Degree as Master of Arts on the 9th instant, [passed the Lieutenant's examination] and received my Commission on the following day for a fine Frigate of 32 guns' (Lowestoffe, Captain Locker).
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