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 - October.
21 October 1805: THE 205TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR AND THE DEATH OF LORD NELSON
Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson: "May the Great God, whom I worship, grant to my Country, and for the benefit of Europe in general, a great and glorious Victory; and may no misconduct in an one tarnish it; and may humanity after Victory be the predominant feature in the British Fleet. For myself, individually, I commit my life to Him who made me, and may his blessing light upon my endeavours for serving my Country faithfully. To Him I resign myself and the just cause which is entrusted to me to defend. Amen. Amen. Amen.
22 October 1805: Vice Admiral Lord Collingwood from Euralyus: The ever to be lamented death of Vice-Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, Duke of Bronté, the Commander-in-Chief, who fell in the action of the21st, in the arms of Victory, Covered with Glory, whose memory will be ever dear to the British Navy. . . leaves me to return my thanks [to the officers and men of the Fleet]". 25 October 1796: Commodore Horatio Nelson writes to HRH The Duke of Clarence (the future William IV) from Captain, "I am happy to say that not only Bastia but every other place in the Island [of Corsica} is completely evacuated".
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