Buenas noches en nombre de la Fundación Legado de las Cortes, organizadora de la presente ceremonia conmemorativa, en colaboración con el Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Cádiz. Presentación. Nos encontramos en el Castillo de Santa Catalina, en Cádiz, en cuyo puerto hace 238 años hizo su entrada un convoy inglés capturado por la armada española en 1780, en el … More Ceremonia conmemorativa del aniversario de la captura de convoy inglés de 1780: Texto del relator.
Royal George was a three-decker East Indiaman launched in 1777. She made one voyage to Madras and China for the British East India Company. Her voyage took place during the American War of Independence, and she had just set out on her second voyage when a Spanish fleet captured her on 9 August 1780, together … More Royal George East Indiaman ship (1777).
Hillsborough was a three-decker East Indiaman launched in 1774. She made two voyages to India and China for the British East India Company. Her voyages took place during the American War of Independence, and she had just set out on her third voyage when a Spanish fleet captured her on 9 August 1780, together with … More Hillsborough Indiaman Ship (1774).
George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney, (13 February 1718 — 24 May 1792) was a British naval officer. He is best known for his commands in the American War of Independence, particularly his victory over the French at the Battle of the Saintes in 1782. It is often claimed that he was the commander to … More George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney (1718-1792) British naval officer.
John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, (13 November 1718 – 30 April 1792) was a British statesman who succeeded his grandfather Edward Montagu, 3rd Earl of Sandwich as the Earl of Sandwich in 1729, at the age of ten. During his life, he held various military and political offices, including Postmaster General, First Lord of the … More John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792) First Lord of the Admiralty.
1723-1785. He originated from Roscobie in Fifeshire, being the younger son of James Moutray, the 5th Laird of Roscobie, and of his wife, Emelia Malcolm of Innerteel. Having been commissioned lieutenant of the Orford 70, Captain Perry Mayne, in the West Indies by Rear-Admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle on 12 May 1744, Moutray had to wait … More John Moutray (1723-1785) Royal Navy Commodore.
Antoine Hilarion de Beausset dit le « chevalier de Beausset » (1725- 21 décembre 1790), est un officier de marine français du xviiie siècle. Officier général pendant la guerre d’indépendance des États-Unis, il parvient au grade de lieutenant général des armées navales en 1784. Commandeur de l’ordre royal et militaire de Saint-Louis, il est également président du Conseil … More Antoine Hilarion de Beausset (1725-1790) Officier General de marine français.
Sir Nathaniel Dance (20 June 1748 – 25 March 1827) was an officer of the Honourable East India Company who had a long and varied career on merchant vessels, making numerous voyages to India and back with the fleets of East Indiamen. He was already aware of the risks of the valuable ships he sailed … More Sir Nathaniel Dance (1748-1827) Officer of the Honourable East India Company.