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To that Noble Fellow Collingwood 7 March, 2014

Posted by Molly Joyful in Bounce, Cuthbert Collingwood, Family, Nelson, Online articles, Royal Navy.
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204 years ago today, Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood died off Port Mahon, on board of HMS Ville de Paris. Here’s what the “Annals of the Wars of the 19th Century. Vol. III” had to say on the matter. I find the comparison of Nelson and Collingwood to Saul and Jonathan most intriguing…!

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You can read an extensive extract by clicking on the picture below.

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Today’s picture can be shared with you thanks to the generosity of our dearest Volgivagant; who of us would not have loved to sail on the good ship “Collingwood” – with a figurehead like this?

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In honour of our dear admiral – and his beloved Bounce! – we’ve made a donation to rescue four dogs from Romania, who are already on their way to new, loving homes.

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1. Chris - 16 March, 2014

Thanks for that.

We have established through earlier posts that some people investigating links to Admiral Collingwood found the trail led back to a Captain Collingwood RN, of Greenwich, who seems to have had no connection with the Northumbrian Admiral.

The mention of the ’15 belkow is interesting, though. A lot of English families were split in the Civil War and Restoration / Jacobite period and could it be that these were, in fact, separated branches of the same family?

Chris

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