The Trafalgar Roll


This roll was first published in 1913. The bi-centennial celebrations of Trafalgar have been producing a number of interesting new insights and also prompting a number of important reprints. This book provides a roll of ships and their officers with an indication of those killed and wounded. This book was originally intended as a centenary tribute but was painstakingly researched and not published until 1913 by George Allen and Company Limited. The author had to deal with some of the frustrations of naval tradition a century before when it was by no means proof of service that an individual was listed as a ships officer. The scale of his study was much more than is obvious from the text, particularly in attempting to follow the careers beyond Trafalgar. It was not unusual for officers to be beached on half pay or retire on full pay, only to turn up in some other service where commissions were bought

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