Thanks again to BritishBattles.com for the images as well as some of the wording for our captions!
“A musket shot hit Nelson, knocking him to the deck and breaking his back. The admiral was carried below to the midshipmen’s berth, where he constantly asked after the progress of the battle. Eventually Hardy was able to tell him before he died that the Fleet had taken 15 of the enemy’s ships. Nelson knew he had won.”
– From British Battles – The Battle of Trafalgar
The Height of the Battle
The Gun Deck. The Victory can be seen in Portsmouth, UK.
The Battle of Trafalgar
The Fighting Temeraire by William Mallord Turner: The Fighting Temeraire towed to be broken up in 1837: sad remnant of one of Nelson’s great ships.
Once voted the greatest painting in English history, it can be seen at the National Gallery in London.
British Royal Navy : Sailors and officers laying a gun before firing into the enemy
His Majesty’s Ship Neptune in action at the Battle of Trafalgar