Sovereignty Of The Sea
Let's just say, I'm a sailor at heart.
I post Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin, Natural philosophy, Age of sail, History, and Sea animals.
“I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by." is our dear Surprise..
The Rising Wind
Montague Dawson

The Charge of the Life Guards Cossacks at Leipzig on 4 October 1813.

Sailing in the heavy storm - By Caras Lonut

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky - Battle in the Chios Channel June 24, 1770, (1848). Oil on canvas, 220 x 190 cm.National Art Gallery Ivan Aivazovsky, Feodosia, Russia.

Coat worn by Nelson at Trafalgar. Note the bullet hole in the epaulette: ”The ball struck the fore part of his Lordship’s epaulette, and entered the left shoulder immediately before the processus acromion scapulae…On removing the ball, a portion of the gold-lace and pad of the epaulette, together with a small piece of his Lordship’s coat, was found firmly attached to it.” (Mr W Beatty, Nelson’s Surgeon)
Interested readers are directed to the paper, Admiral Lord Nelson’s death: known and unknown – A historical review of the anatomy, which is free and fascinating if this is the sort of thing which interests you.