Thursday, May 17, 2012


A database containing service records and miscellaneous information on the 18,000 crewmen (and at least one woman disguised as a man) who served on British ships during the Battle of Trafalgar (1805). This is the famous naval battle at the start of which Admiral Nelson signaled the fleet that “England expects that every man will do his duty.” Crew composition involved men of numerous nationalities, including dozens of American citizens:


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