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Two letters signed by Lord Collingwood about the Rochefort squadron and an expected attack from the French fleet at Brest.


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Biographical details Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood (26 September 1748 – 7 March 1810) was an admiral of the Royal Navy, notable in several of the British victories of the Napoleonic Wars along side Lord Nelson including the Battle of Trafalgar, and became Nelson's successor in commands. Benjamin Tucker was Secretary to Earl St. Vincent and was appointed Clerk of the Cheque at Plymouth dockyards in 1801.
Description Secret document dated 19 November 1804 stating that it is important that the Rochefort squadron should not become separated in case of the enemy leaving Rochefort. It also lists instructions and rendezvous in case of bad weather and separations becoming unavoidable. The second letter is from Collingwood to Benjamin Tucker, 22 May 1801 about their agency, collection of prize money and an expected attack from the French fleet at Brest. Also included is a print and a photograph of a painting of Collingwood.
Date made 1801-1804

Finding Reference AGC/C/23
Catalogue section Manuscript documents acquired singly by the Museum
Creator Collingwood, Cuthbert
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Extent 1 folder
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