Cape Trafalgar

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a small cape in southwestern Spain

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The Battle of Cape Trafalgar, near Cadiz in southern Spain, established Britain's supremacy on the high seas and ended the long-held fear of invasion from Napoleon's armies.
21, 1805 - 200 years ago this past Friday - Nelson, who had caught Napoleon's fleet at Cape Trafalgar on the coast of Spain, destroyed the larger French fleet in a ferocious battle, during which he was mortally wounded by a sharpshooter.
Admiral Lord Nelson lost his life in the ferocious battle against the French and Spanish forces off Cape Trafalgar, near Cadiz in southern Spain.
His74-gun warship,Defiance,was being repaired as Nelson prepared to sail for Cape Trafalgar.
The Plymouth-based ship will celebrate Lord Horatio Nelson's historic defeat of the French and Spanish fleets off Cape Trafalgar, with a formal dinner.
If the navy was really like this, how on earth could it have had the morale and the efficiency to win battle after battle before taking on both the French and Spanish fleets off Cape Trafalgar, and destroying them?
On October 21, 1805, those Royal Navy ships, under the command of the legendary Admiral Horatio Nelson, smashed a larger French-Spanish fleet off Cape Trafalgar on the Atlantic coast of Spain.
Channon also saddles Silca's Gift, while Jamie Osborne will be double-handed too, with Diosypros Blue and Cape Trafalgar both declared.
We listen enthralled as Pedro tells how a slightly built, battle-scarred son of a Norfolk vicar routed the Franco-Spanish fleet off Cape Trafalgar on October 21, 1805.
Near Gibraltar is Cape Trafalgar, where Nelson was shot dead on October 21, 1805, in an epic sea battle.
1805 English hero Lord Nelson killed in battle off Cape Trafalgar in south-west Spain.
Thus we too become privy to Nelson's brilliant maneuvers, to his intransigence, to the famous moment when he clapped his telescope to his blind eye as he was fighting the Danes and thus could not see his superior's signal-flag commanding him to withdraw, to the repeated carnage of sea battle after sea battle -- finally producing 140 years of British imperial hegemony when Nelson destroyed the French and Spanish fleets off Cape Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, after sending out his famous signal, "England expects that every man will do his duty," which is still a staple of British national pride.
Under Captain Claude Touffet, she formed part of Rear Admiral Dumanoir le Pelley's division in the van of the combined French and Spanish fleet off Cape Trafalgar on the fateful morning of October 21st, 1805.
Sir Robert Calder's squadron lay, sent there by Cornwallis), and forced the Franco-Spanish fleet south toward Cadiz, where it met its fate at Nelson's hands off Cape Trafalgar; retired from active service (1806); died in Hampshire on July 5, 1819.