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 - February
22nd February 1805: To Marsden on the good state of his ships: "The Fleet under my command is in excellent good health and the Ships, although we have experienced a great deal of bad weather; have received no damage and not a yard or mast sprung or crippled". Villeneuve, on the same day, to the Minister of Marine on the deplorable state of his ships: "I declare to you, that Ships of the Line thus equipped, short handed, vessels which lose their masts or sails at every puff of wind".
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