Vanguard In Heavy Weather


Vanguard In Heavy Weather Off Toulon 19th May 1798. Vanguard, a 74-gun ship of the line was to be Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of the Nile, his first great victory as an admiral in command of a major fleet. However, in the prelude to the Battle, Nelson was caught off-guard by a storm wile laying in wait for the French off Toulon. It nearly cost him his ship, his reputation and even his life. Only the “Nelsonic” behavior of Captain Ball of Alexander saved the day.

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