Page images
PDF
EPUB

YEAR.

NOXTH

FACTS. 1800, continued

............. REAR-ADMIRAL OF THE RED. - July 13th ...............Struck his Flag. - - 17th............... Left Leghorn, on his way to England, with

Sir William and Lady Hamilton. - 19th ..

.............Arrival at Florence. - 24th ...............At Ancona, embarked on board a Russian

Frigate for Trieste. - August 9th..............At Trieste.

...

)

M Vienna

to ...At Vienna.
September 25th

26th ......Left Vienna.
29th ......At Prague, and thence proceeded to Magde-

burg and Hamburgh.
November 6th ...... Landed at Yarmouth.

In London. On the 10th, (Lord Mayor's Day) 8th, he dined with the Lord Mayor, and received

the Sword voted to him by the City of Lone December 15th

don. On the 20th, he took his Seat in the

House of Lords.
20th ...... Visited Salisbury, Fonthill, &c.

29th ...... Returned to London. 1801. January 1st............Promoted to be VICE-ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE,

and was soon after ordered to hoist his Flag in the San Josef at Plymouth, in the Chan

nel Fleet, under Earl St. Vincent. 13th .........Finally separated from Lady Nelson, and left

London for Plymouth. 17th .........Hoisted his Flag in the San Josef at Ply

mouth. 21st .........At Exeter, when he received the Freedom

of that City. 23rd

? At Plymouth, and was admitted a Freeman of 30th

that Borough on the 24th. In Torbay. On the 12th of February, he

shifted his Flag to the Saint George; and February 2nd

on the 17th of that month, was ordered to place himself under the command of Admiral Sir Hyde Parker, in the Fleet destined for the Baltic; on the following day

was directed to proceed to Spithead. 21st .........Arrived in the Saint George at Spithead, and

on the 23rd, proceeded, on leave for three

days, to London. - March 2nd ............ Sailed from Spithead for Yarmouth

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

YEAR.

[ocr errors]

FACTS. 1801, continued ... ........... VICE-ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE, Second in Com

mand in the Baltic. - March 6th

At Yarmouth, where he joined Admiral Sir to 11th

Hyde Parker. 12th .......... ... Sailed with the Fleet, under Admiral Sir

Hyde Parker for the Baltic. 18th ......... .Reached the Naze. 19th ............Off the Scaw. 24th .......... ..Off Elsineur. 26th .......... .Sailed for the Great Belt; but returned in

the evening to the anchorage off Elsineur. 29th .......... .Shifted his Flag from the Saint George to the

Elephant. 30th ....... Proceeded with the Fleet through the Sound,

and about noon, anchored between the

Island of Huen and Copenhagen. 1st ................ The Fleet removed to an anchorage within

two miles of Copenhagen; and at one P.M. the Division of Ships placed under his command weighed, and in the evening anchored

off Draco. 2nd ........ ...BATTLE OF COPENHAGEN. 3rd...............Rehoisted his Flag on board the Saint George. 9th ............... Signed an Armistice with Denmark. 19th ............ Went in a Boat from the Saint George in

Copenhagen Roads to the Fleet under Sir Hyde Parker, which had sailed in pursuit of the Swedish Squadron; was soon after followed by his own Ship, the Saint George, and proceeded in her, with the Fleet, to

Carlscrona. - 27th

In Kioge Bay. On the 5th of May, he received

his appointment as COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF May 6th

in the Baltic, dated on the 21st of April.

.......Sailed from Kioge Bay.
11th ...........At the entrance of the Gulf of Finland.
12th

...In Revel Roads.
16th
17th
..........

... Sailed from Revel, and applied to be super

seded in the command, in consequence of

ill health.
- 19th ........... ..Off Gothland.
22nd ............Created VISCOUNT NELSON OF THE NILE AND

OF BURNHAM THORPE in the County of
Norfolk,

[ocr errors]

to

[ocr errors]

YEAR.

MONTH

Растя. 1801, continued. ............. VICE-ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE. - May 24th to

..Off Rostock. - June 1st 4th

In Kioge Bay. On the 14th of June he In

vested Rear-Admiral Graves with the Ento 18th

signs of the Order of the Bath, on board

the St. George. ............Resigned the command of the Baltic Fleet.

and sailed in the Kite Brig for England. ...............Arrived at Yarmouth.

In London. On the 24th of July he was appointed COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF of a

Squadron employed between Orfordness 26th

and Beachy Head, to prevent an Invasion. 27th...............Hoisted his Flag on board L'Unité at Sheer

ness. Hoisted his Flag on board the Leyden in the

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

29th.......

Downs.

[blocks in formation]

At divers places on his Station, with his Flag

in the Medusa, Captain John Gore. On the 16th of August, he made an attack on the Enemy's Flotilla at Boulogne, without success. On the 18th of August was created BARON NELSON OF THE NILE AND OF HILBOROUGH IN THE COUNTY OF NORFOLK, with special remainders. About the 27th of August he shifted his Flag to the Amazon, Captain Samuel Sutton. On the 22nd of October he proceeded to Merton on leave of absence, and on the 29th of that month, took his Seat in the House of Lords as a Viscount.

December 31st

[merged small][ocr errors]

TO CAPTAIN COCKBURN, H. M. SHIP LA MINERVE.

[Order-Book.] The Samuel and Jane Transport, at Palermo, 3rd September,' 1799. You are hereby required and directed to proceed in His Majesty's Ship, under your command, to Gibraltar, and put yourself under the command of Rear-Admiral Duckworth, or the senior Officer at that place, following his orders for your further proceedings. But should it so happen that you are the senior Officer at that place, you will use your endeavours to succour the Garrison, and yield them every assistance in your power to procure supplies and keep the Ports on the coast of Barbary open, and protect the trade in the Gut from the Enemy's gun-boats, &c.

NELSON.

TO THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS AT

GIBRALTAR AND OFF CADIZ.

[Letter-Book.)

Palermo, 4th September, 1799. The Minerve I consider as such an active Ship, and most particularly her Captain, that I must desire that on no account you will send her off the limits of the Mediterranean station : no one is more equal to watch Cadiz, until an equal force may get there, than Captain Cockburn. I am, &c.

Nelson. 1 On this day, being the anniversary of that on which the news of the Battle of the Nile reached Naples, a magnificent entertainment was given at Palermo, in honour of Nelson and his companions, in the name of the young Prince Leopold.

VOL. IV.

« PreviousContinue »