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Thank you for visiting our pages. We would be very pleased if you would add to this guestbook we are keeping for the St. Vincent 200 site!

An excellent site. I am reseaching my gggg grandmother Nancy Anne Perriam (nee Hoppin) who was apparently on board HMS Orion at St. Vincent and the Nile. I keep coming across references to an account written by her in various books but none have the necessary reference to track this original source down. Can anyone help?
Steve Nicholson <>
- Friday, May 31, 2002 at 01:10:31 (GMT)
Most interesting. I am trying to establish connection of Sir John Jervis with his Jarvis cousins (mine too) in this area(Canada). Would appreciate source suggestions. I have a 1793 wax medallion likeness of 'Admiral Sir John Jervis, Earl St. Vincent, tutor of Lord Nelson'-inherited through my great grandmother, Mary Jarvis. This helps suggest a family connection-I think. Jervis communicated with his'cousins'on the mainland during the American Revolutionary war. Look forward to hearing from anyone with pertinant genealogical information. Johan Draper, Toronto.
Johan Draper <>
Toronto,ON,Canada, - Friday, April 26, 2002 at 12:00:13 (GMT)
A good well designed site.
Paul Taylor
Ness, Cheshire England - Monday, April 15, 2002 at 23:45:34 (GMT)
An excellant site. I am particularly looking for a list of Officers & crew of the British ships that took part in this and other Battles in which Nelson fought. My GG Grandfather, Richard Richard was in one of the battles and was given a sum of money and a pennant for bravery. To date I have been unable to find out which one as the only crews list I have beeen able to find is the Trafalgar roll. Can anyone help me????
Bruce Edwards <bruce,>
Catalina, Newfoundland Canada - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 03:22:05 (GMT)
I have 3 of the original hand colored engravings of the battle published by Boydell on June 4, 1798. I am wondering if more that 3 prints of the battle were done. Any information re these prints would be appreciated.
Wm French <>
Dallas, Tx USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 05:23:18 (GMT)
As fate would have it I am in fact the Great-Great-Grand Nephew of the Admiral himself (Jervis that is). It fills me with pride everytime I write my name in full, he was truly a great man. More Jervis, less Nelson and certainly no Collingwood please.
John Jervis Hunter
Ferndown, Dorset - Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 16:29:20 (GMT)
Where is Cape St. Vincent? Got a map?
Daniel Brockman <>
San Francisco, California USA - Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 00:43:14 (GMT)
I have just found out from my mother that i am related to admiral John Jervis, He is my Great,Great,Great,Great,Great Grandfather. if anyone has any other info on him i would be greatful if you could let me know. kerry
Kerry Vernon <Kezza_19uk@YAHOO.CO.UK>
Manchester, England - Friday, September 14, 2001 at 15:30:08 (GMT)
A lot too much Nelson and not enough Collingwood. How about some more information?
Rachel Birmingham
- Monday, August 27, 2001 at 13:18:38 (GMT)
Enjoyed your web site and this forum allowed me to further investigate my family tree from Mary Jervis Ricketts, sister of Sir John Jervis to the present. It has given me help in tracing my heritage back to Sir John Jervis. and a lot of very interesting information on him, I intend to visit the Portsmouth Docklands next year when I will be in England.
June Wilde <>
Georgetown, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 13:33:18 (GMT)
A very impressive and well organised site. The images are excellent and you well deserve the accolades that you have received. I have a copy of a PRO Lieutenant's Pass Certificate for a possible anscestor of my wife; Lt Charles Cobbe. He appears not to have been at St Vincent but he served on many of the ships that were involved, according to yours site. The list can be seen on my site, address above, both as a transcript of the certificate and a, not as yet briliant, image of the pass certificate obtained on board the Excellence on 11th April 1897 and signed by Cuthbert COllingwood. He also served aboard HMS Captain. It appears that Charles died in 1798. If anyone can help interpret the other signatures on the certificate I would be pleased to hear from them and particularly if anyone can shed light on Charles Cobbe himself as I am trying to establish if he was indeed brother to Charlotte Cobbe who married Robert Clay (1816), my wife's great ---- great grandparents. It would be interesting to also determine if he was brother of Frances Cobbe, later Countess of Huntingdon (m1802 d1820). All information acknowledged.
graham davies <>
Lancashire UK - Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 11:08:20 (GMT)
Mr Milford, I have an ancestor, Ephraim Caron by name, who was wounded in the leg at the Battle of Cape St Vincent. Unfortunately, I do not know on which ship he served in that battle and I write this in the hope that perhaps you can identify his ship? He was a Frenchman who had fled to London with his father and brothers on account of their being Protestants. Any information you are able to provide will be most gratefully received.
John J. WATT <>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 05:48:43 (GMT)
I would like to codially invite all Nelson fans to join my "ADMIRAL LORD NELSON" Webring. I was born in Portsmouth & lived while growing-up 100 yds from his Flagship HMS Victory. This WEBRING will link all the many Fans/Websites of Nelson from around the world & will surely be a perfect link to your Nelson Site. Just visit my Webring page & click on Join & therafter follow the instructions for enrolment. My website specailizes in Collectables & Pets/Wildlife Fine Art prints which includes an 18th. & 19th. Century Sailing Ships Fine Art page. My INDEX PAGE is: My Webring page is: Please enjoy your visit
Waterlooville, Hampshire England - Monday, April 02, 2001 at 14:50:01 (GMT)
Hi I am Nicole a vinci girlin Ny. Just want to say how much I love and Miss the beautiful island of St.Vincent. St.Vincent is my home land. I's the home of the blessed. Wanna big up all my vinci massive. Keep it real people and be proud of your home land.
Nicole <>
Brooklyn, Ny - Thursday, March 22, 2001 at 20:06:50 (GMT)
The St. Vincent and Victory sites are great. The webmaster did a fine job providing interesting well written content along with wonderful photos and maps. He also made it very easy to navigate the site. Please keep up the good work of preserving your naval history.
William R. Hatch <>
Locust Valley, New York USA - Monday, March 19, 2001 at 23:53:54 (GMT)
I love tall ships, from a child till now. Something about the way they where built an the sails. This was the (BEST) place I've found yet about - Tall Ships, an I've been looking for a long time. Keep up the good work.
Raymond (Robert) Sutton <>
Porter, Texas US of A - Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 13:35:14 (GMT)
Mis felicitaciones por tan maravillosa página, inicialmente entré porque a mi sobrina le enviaron de tarea sobre sus antepasados y tenemos información por nuestros tíos, abuelos entre otros que descendemos del Almirante John Jervis. Fue un éxtasis leer sobre su desempeño en St. Vincent. Quisiera que me informaran más sobre la vida de él, es verdad que tuvo un hijo llamado Joseph y que por casarse con una dama catálica fue desheredado y vino a América a luchar junto con Simón Bolívar en el batallón de Albeón, al cual pertenecieron todos los europeos que lucharon por la independencia de este continente. Si no es mucho pedir, favor indicarme dónde puedo escribir para conocer quién fue la esposa y si realmente tuvo un hijo o varios. Muchísimas gracias y reitero mis Felicitaciones
Leonor Jervis < >
Guayaquil, Guayas Ecuador - Monday, February 05, 2001 at 22:29:22 (GMT)
Your is perfect and it´s one from little,what deals about case-history sailing ships.
JILOVE U DECINA, CZECH REPUBLIC - Thursday, February 01, 2001 at 22:47:44 (GMT)
Your is perfect and it´s one from little,what deals about case-history sailing ships.
JILOVE U DECINA, CZECH REPUBLIC - Thursday, February 01, 2001 at 22:46:06 (GMT)
A most excellent site. Can anyone direct me to more information on Captain Edward Berry?
Susan Banks <>
Lincolnshire, UK - Tuesday, December 05, 2000 at 22:50:43 (GMT)
i think it is very good. i have just visited it when the bbc future shut down last day.can you please tell me if the victory in portsmouth was swept onto the beach of blackpool or if it was a different ship./the reason why i am asking is that it said on antiques roadshow/thankyou from philip.
finedon, london england - Sunday, November 19, 2000 at 20:22:48 (GMT)
Fascinating and very informative.
Frank Mc Namee
Ireland - Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 00:04:19 (BST)
The highest praise that can be given to a website is to bookmark it for future reference . Handsomely done.
Robert Van cleef <>
Jamestown,, Rhode Island USA - Saturday, October 07, 2000 at 02:38:28 (BST)
Absolutely fascinating, can't wait until I can get to see it all in the flesh.
Ian Uffindell <>
Blenheim, Marlborough New Zealand - Saturday, September 09, 2000 at 04:21:25 (BST)
Absolutely fascinating, can't wait until I can get to see it all in the flesh.
Ian Uffindell <>
Blenheim, Marlborough New Zealand - Saturday, September 09, 2000 at 04:18:19 (BST)
Very good Website. Informative, exciting, and thoroughly enjoyable. Links to other websites of sea battles from the Seven Years, American Revolutonary, and Napoleonic Wars would be helpful; or links or suggestions of resources to find out about the history of English, French, & Spanish ships that fought in these wars.
Jim Reeves <>
USA - Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 22:33:50 (BST)
Brilliant site! Have recently purchased an 'AIR-FIX' model of HMS Victory and needed the colour-scheme. Thought everything else was superb and easy to follow.
Adam Shore
Chesterfield, Derbyshire England - Monday, August 07, 2000 at 13:22:01 (BST)
Documenting oil paintings from the early 1700 . Thourough enjoyed your sites on battles of cape st. vincent
thomas simpson <>
roseville , placer,ca. u.s. - Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 05:14:43 (BST)
Very interesting, enjoyed the visit.......Tom
Tom Shingleton <>
Canton, Ohio USA - Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at 15:26:30 (BST)
It is wonderful to know that HMS Victory is still extant. John Jervis is a cousin of mine (he died without children; I am related to William Rickets and Mary Jervis, John's sister)
Thomas Jervis <>
Los Alamos, NM USA - Tuesday, April 04, 2000 at 15:50:46 (BST)
good show...jolly good show
jim smith <>
lehigh acres, florida USA - Saturday, April 01, 2000 at 00:31:33 (BST)
Very enlightening.Believe it or not I was born in St.vincent but was not aware of this bit of history. Thank you very much.I'd love to know more.
Camille Roberts <>
Montreal, Quebec Canada - Monday, February 28, 2000 at 18:04:22 (GMT)
Just excellent, that's all but what should I have expected? IT'S BRITISH
Phyllis Higginson <>
Tamworth , staffs UK - Saturday, February 19, 2000 at 17:58:56 (GMT)
great site hope to use it some more ive a massive interest in nelson and his way keep it up!
tony white <>
plumstead, london UK - Sunday, January 30, 2000 at 19:56:23 (GMT)
This page doesn't only look beautiful, but has also been of assistance in my study into the mechanics of absorbing recoil in the 17th and 18th century naval guns. Thank you and good luck, Sjef Pijls
J.M.A. Pijls <>
Anna Paulowna, Netherlands - Wednesday, January 05, 2000 at 00:05:33 (GMT)
Terrific Site! Really enjoyed it. Can anyone help me find a complete list of officers and crewmen who served aboard British ships at St. Vincent and Trafalgar? I would appreciate it.
Bruce Hibbs <>
Greenwich, CT US - Tuesday, January 04, 2000 at 20:29:42 (GMT)
Terrific Site! Really enjoyed it. Can anyone help me find a complete list of officers and crewmen who served aboard British ships and St. Vincent and Trafalgar? I would appreciate it.
Bruce Hibbs <>
Greenwich, CT US - Tuesday, January 04, 2000 at 20:28:09 (GMT)
Brilliantly done on the Victory. I return here often.
Kent Meyer <>
Oklahoma City, OK USA - Friday, December 24, 1999 at 04:24:29 (GMT)
Wonderful site. Does anyone have information on my GGGG Grandfather Captain Oakes. I am researching my history and know that Oakes sailed with Nelson as the captain of the Sea Horse.
Janine Le Forestier <>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Friday, December 10, 1999 at 15:12:01 (GMT)
Wonderful site. Does anyone have information on my GGGG Grandfather Captain Oakes. I am researching my history and know that Oakes sailed with Nelson as the captain of the Sea Horse.
Janine Le Forestier <>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Friday, December 10, 1999 at 15:09:55 (GMT)
this is the most beautiful mariner page that i have seen, congratulations for this gifts
jesus diaz <>
cartagena, bolivar colombia - Tuesday, December 07, 1999 at 02:32:02 (GMT)
I have been interested in Admiral Horatio Nelson since I was a kid. He's the type of hero we need today, even though he was involved with Emma, that shows the special sencitive side of him that made him such a wonderful commander over his men. It was tuching to read that he did not get mean to a midshiman if the kid was scared to do something ie climbing up the mast head. He went up with him!! He was not affraid to be his own person. Thankyou for this wonderful sight.
Rebecca A Crumb <>
Buffalo, NY USA - Friday, September 24, 1999 at 06:06:09 (BST)
Muchas gracias por este Jorge. Hay tres líneas en el collar azul pero éstos pueden pre-fecha la era de Nelson. He oído que sugirió que vayan de nuevo a la época de rey Charles II - solamente la idea que representan tres grandes victorias de Nelson en St. Vincent, el Nilo y Trafalgar es sostenida por muchos para ser la derivación tradicional correcta. Hay también una cinta negra, pensó por alguno que se desgastará en el luto para Nelson pero también puede otra vez tener otro origen en la cinta usada para atar detrás las coletas cubiertas de alquitrán de un marinero.
Peter Milford <>
Gosport, Hampshire UK - Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at 11:53:26 (BST)
La tradicion naval dice que las tres listas usadas en los cuellos de los marineros tienen su origen, porque fueron usadas por primera vez en los funerales de NELSON, para conmemorar sus tres grandes victorias: Aboukir, St. Vincent y Trafalgar.
Jorge Luis Toscano <>
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro BRASIL - Sunday, September 05, 1999 at 20:44:49 (BST)
Up until now I only had verbal 'hand-me-downs' re Sir John JERVIS and the Victory. The eldest son in each generation of my family has the name JERVIS. An enjoyable evenings research. Thankyou.
Garth William Jervis CRANK <>
Gold Coast, Queensland Australia - Saturday, September 04, 1999 at 15:14:03 (BST)
An informative and useful site, but it would be nice to see some information about the ships and leaders of the Spanish side.
Chris Hunt <>
Leicester, UK - Friday, September 03, 1999 at 09:25:19 (BST)
Just still as fine a warship, that I can recall from my 1979 visit, courtesy of the US navy.
Fred Wright <>
Virginia Beach, VA, USA - Monday, August 09, 1999 at 19:37:50 (BST)
A very interesting page, nice to find you on the net. I'm very new at this, not sure what an URL is the moment, doubtless I will learn in time. All the Best to all at your end. Chris.
Christopher. R. Poole. <>
Stalham/Norwich, Norfolk UK - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 11:44:04 (BST)
i especially liked this site,it was both informative and interesting with good photographs. i found the HMS Victory page of special interest!! i hope you continue to create new informative and interesting pages to this site. regards I.F.M.
Ian Mitchell <>
stevenage, herts UK - Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 20:23:55 (BST)
I visited H.M.S. VICTORY several times in 1970 and it is great to "see" her again in this excellent web site!
Richard Sharp <>
Norwood, Pennsylvania USA - Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at 02:38:55 (BST)
This is an excellent site. Great info. and pictures.
Shawn Brickles
Cincinnati, Ohio USA - Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 16:23:51 (BST)
An excellent and very well laid out site with masses of information and great pictures. Highly informative; the text in combination with the pictures was able to conjure up a real feeling of authenticity. A visit to this site should be compuslory fo r all school children.
Simon Vivian <>
Chepstow, Gwent UK - Sunday, May 16, 1999 at 20:58:57 (BST)
We offer Wood Scale Models
oscar Espitia <>
Bogotá, Cundinamarca Colombia - Thursday, April 01, 1999 at 03:56:17 (BST)
In memory, duty, honor.
Scott Luttrell
usa - Thursday, March 25, 1999 at 03:37:48 (GMT)
For anyone who loves the days of "wooden ships and iron men", this site is the premiere historical site.
Eric S. Purcell <>
Bremerton, WA US - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 02:38:01 (GMT)
An Excellent website. I am a true Nelson buff with a collection of 19th Century Lithographs at home. Every trip to England requires a trip to the Victory. Next visit October 2005!
John Andrew Crawford <>
Vancouver, Canada - Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 01:42:08 (GMT)
An Excellent website. I am a true Nelson buff with a collection of 19th Century Lithographs at home. Every trip to England requires a trip to the Victory. Next visit October 2005!
John Andrew Crawford <>
Vancouver, Canada - Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 01:39:26 (GMT)
I am a great-great something (?how many greats?) grand niece of Admiral Jervis. My grandfather, also John Jervis, came to the US in 1914. I have only heard family stories about the Admiral, and am presently laid up following a car accident, so decide d to research my uncle on the net. An excellent website, and I will continue to look for even more information about him. What an interesting man he must have been! It makes me proud to be in his family!
Julie A. Jervis Brown <>
Higley, Arizona United States - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 19:49:40 (GMT)
We visited the ship last year, and we enjoyed it quite a lot. the virtual visit is great as well,but the real ship really gave us thrills.Thanks
Luca <>
Brescia, it Italy - Saturday, December 19, 1998 at 21:50:41 (GMT)
Very impressive web page indeed. I know my ancestors sailed with Nelson, as my family has provided the Crown with soldiers and Sailors since 1680. I personally provided the USA with a Sailor (me) from 1991 to 1998, defending democracy and the American way of life in Japan, New Zealand, and Antarctica. You might want to check out my small contribution to naval history at the above URL. It's a day-by-day history of World War II. Comments and criticism are welcome at Best, Dave Lippman
David H. Lippman <>
Newark, New Jersey USA - Friday, October 30, 1998 at 21:00:58 (GMT)
Excellent site. Really enjoyed it. Is there a record somewhere of the names of the men who fought at Cape St. Vincent? Or, those who were killed?
Christine Frolick <>
Hamilton, Ontario Canada - Monday, October 05, 1998 at 16:45:40 (BST)
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Anders vestergaard Tofte <Anders v>
Himmelev, Denmark Denmark - Friday, August 21, 1998 at 11:33:48 (BST)
Det er en god side i har lavet og der er mange flotte bileder
Michael Mejdahl Andersen
Himmelev, Denmark dk - Friday, August 21, 1998 at 11:24:48 (BST)
This was quite interesting. I was only curious about events occuring on my birthday. I have an E-mail address, but it's shared by others at present.
M. Katherine Wootton <None, at present, to call my own>
Jackson, Mississippi usa - Monday, August 17, 1998 at 00:48:06 (BST)
Wonderful site! My sons and I learned a great deal about your proud naval history. Thank you
Donald Fidler <>
Littleton, Massachusetts USA - Thursday, June 18, 1998 at 23:29:55 (BST)
Great site. I am researching my family history. Some of my forefathers are reputed to have sailed with Nelson. Any ideas where I might find the crew lists for this vital era of a our naval history.
Kris Hurman <>
Llanfair PG, Anglesey UK - Tuesday, June 09, 1998 at 21:04:28 (BST)
What a wonderful site! Just finished reading Walder's biography of Nelson and thought I'd search the Web for more information. The virtual tour of Victory is a goldmine. Many thanks.
Adam Stern <>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Monday, May 25, 1998 at 07:07:24 (BST)
Great stuff and great pictures!
Dick Duggan
Newton, MA, - Monday, May 18, 1998 at 01:43:46 (BST)
very interesting,this type of site makes the net worthwhile.
ned holmes <>
pretoria, gauteng south africa - Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 13:00:31 (BST)
Hello: I clicked onto your website from the History Ring. I found your site to be very interesting and well put together. Well Done!
Rob Taylor <>
Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada - Monday, March 30, 1998 at 14:24:09 (BST)
Hello: I clicked onto your website from the History Ring. I found your site to be very interesting and well put together. Well Done!
Rob Taylor <>
Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada - Monday, March 30, 1998 at 14:23:13 (BST)
Hiya. I'm building a computer 3d model of the Victory, and I'd be interested to get more photos of it to help in the modeling. If you have some (in electronic format) or are interested in the outcome, mail me. There might be some images at
Eetu Martola <>
Helsinki, Finland - Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at 04:18:44 (GMT)
Very informative. I have added this site as a bookmark to revisit in the future. It has been one of my greatest deisres to visit VICTORY. I am an avid maritime historian, age of sail only, not to interested after the sails came off. I am currently a Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Navy. Since our nations naval traditions stem from the British Navy it is only natural to study the exp;oits of the Roayal Navy over the centuries. I have read all of Patrick O'Brians seafaring novels and have only tw o Alexander Kent novels to conplete his writings. I have followed Jack Aubry and Richard Bolitho around the worlds oceans for years. I love this virtual tour of the Victory and British Naval History. Keep it up. Scott P. Nielsen, CWO3, USN.
Scott P. Nielsen <>
Norfolk, Virginia USA - Sunday, March 15, 1998 at 10:59:40 (GMT)
Thank you for a most interesting and well presented site. I found your site after a search for information on Admiral Collingwood. He's of particular interest to me as I've recently found that my great great great great great grandmother was Isabella Collingwood, first cousin to Admiral Collingwood. I would very much like to find out the actual family relationship and would appreciate any information or pointers you can provide.
Greg Fisk <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Monday, February 02, 1998 at 06:47:00 (GMT)
I'm personaly very attracted by the ship and I've found all around the web about H,M.S.VICTORY, just because I'm a member of Hong Kong Sea Cadet Corps-Training Ship-Victory, and I'd like to have even more information about is historical ship. If anybod y have anything about this ship please let me know. You can contact me at the following address: P.O.(SCC) Joseph NGAI T.S.VICTORY 11, Fung Shing Street, Administrative HeadQuarters Hong Kong Sea Cadet Corps. Diamond Hill, Kln., Hong Kong. or e-mail 'England Expects That Every Man Shall Do His Duty' thanks
PO(SCC) Joseph, Chi Kwan, NGAI <>
HONG KONG, CHINA - Friday, January 30, 1998 at 20:49:49 (GMT)
This was my first reading of an account of the Battle of Cape St. Vincent. I've built models of several will known sailing ships, H.M.S. Victory included. I thouroughly enjoy reading about both the ships and the men who served on them. Thanks. Wes Duffard <>
College Station, Texas U.S.A. - Friday, January 30, 1998 at 16:04:42 (GMT)
Having just arrived on the internet I am pleased to see so many sights pertaining to Horatio Nelson. British naval history runs deep in my family, thanks for the information
James Arthur Smith <>
South Elgin, Illinois USA - Monday, January 19, 1998 at 01:33:14 (GMT)
This is one of the best sites I have ever visited on such a topic. Marvelous
Danny Mertens <>
Machelen, B - Sunday, December 21, 1997 at 11:00:27 (GMT)
Gentlemen: A fine mix of text, historical documents, and art work to bring history alive thru a well told tale. It was a joy to find the site and wander thru its pages. JR Severa
John Severa <>
Madison, WI USA - Wednesday, December 03, 1997 at 03:12:57 (GMT)
Great Site.
Alan Clague <>
Tampa, Florida USA - Saturday, November 22, 1997 at 04:04:40 (GMT)
It`s a great idea to celebrate such a historic event by using the web.That make it possible to transport the message to all potentiell interested of maritime historic topics. I enjoyed not only the facts but also the design of the site is well done. I hope there will be further sites like this,there will exist reasons enough next 8 years (200 Years battle of Kopenhagen, Nile, last but not least Trafalgar). I would enjoy it very much. Greetings from Austria Stephan Sturm
Stephan Sturm <>
Vienna, Vienna Austria - Monday, November 17, 1997 at 16:07:40 (GMT)
A very well designed and informative site. Hearty congratulations to all concerned. For anyone with an interest in military or naval history, it's well worth the visit. If anyone out there would care to contact me about these subjects, I would be ver y appreciative.
William Penney <>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Friday, November 07, 1997 at 09:26:15 (GMT)
Wow. I'm rather surprised! Great work lads! I just love these kinds of websites, keep it up!
G. Frilund <>
Nykarleby, Finland - Friday, October 24, 1997 at 21:11:00 (BST)
Delightful website. Just can't get enough of this kind of material, loved every minute of it!! A distant relative of mine was killed in the battle, Joachim Dios Garcia from Vigo. Was in a rowing boat, not actually in the battle you understand!! He had just gone over to complain about the noise! Will tell all my Navy pals about your excellent site.
Terry Heaps (ex RN) <>
Port Hope, Ontario Canada - Saturday, October 18, 1997 at 23:52:02 (BST)
The location of this site was just posted on the Patrick O'Brien "Gunroom" website, hosted by his U.S. publisher, WWNorton and on the "Searoom" site. I assume you will have many additional visitors as a result. The site reminds me of my previous visi t to HMS Victory and to Portsmouth. Thanks for everything you do to keep the heritage of naval history alive.
C. Mark Smith <>
Birmingham, Alabama USA - Monday, September 29, 1997 at 02:29:24 (BST)
Very interesting and enjoyable a very fine site to which I shal return.
Kevin Devaney <>
Whitby, N.Yorkshire UK - Monday, September 29, 1997 at 01:36:33 (BST)
Superb site. Would like to know some more about Jervis as many of his contradictions are not east to reconcile. On the one hand, strict martinet but scrupulously fair, yet on the other hand he tolerated Nelson's insubordination and helped futher Nelson 's career. Also, his dispatch carried by Calder made no official mention of any other captain in the fleet deserving of praise. In fact, he only mentioned Calder, who was certainly far less able than many others in the fleet as his later Calder's Action was to prove. But this is a great site and I shall visit it often.
Craig Howard <72070.637@compuserve.come>
Hoboken, New Jersey UK - Tuesday, September 09, 1997 at 05:40:34 (BST)
Magnificent site! I was entralled, as an outback Australian teenager, with the age of sail, and particularly, with the exploits of the heros of the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic era (not to mention the fictional heros also - Hornblower, Bolitho etc) . The local library never had enough books with pictures to paint the scenes in my imagination. If only such a thing as the "internet" had existed back then! One day I hope to visit HMS Victory, but in the meantime, this "virtual tour" has been a breathta king alternative. I hope you can incorporate this site into an ever-enlarging Royal Navy historical "library", covering all the major Nelson battles up to Trafalgar for the bicentenary! I will certainly be coming back to this site! By the way, my hunger f or pictures of all things sailing has only increased as a result - can anyone point me in the direction of other sites showing some of the classic artworks depicting sailing vessels of this era?
Peter Walker <>
Australia - Monday, July 14, 1997 at 15:49:35 (BST)
Most informative and pleasing. I Am looking forward to good thi
Michael D. Lyons <>
Reston, Virginia USA - Wednesday, July 09, 1997 at 18:08:53 (BST)
Excellent web site and very informative. I will be adding a link to your site from my own located at The Mining Company.
Rick Brainard <>
Hammond, Louisiana USA - Saturday, June 28, 1997 at 23:40:06 (BST)
Excellent web site and very informative. I will be adding a link to your site from my own lacated at The Mining Company.
Rick Brainard <>
Hammond, Louisiana USA - Saturday, June 28, 1997 at 23:39:27 (BST)
James 1:4, 3:5
Peter Milford <>
Gosport, UK - Wednesday, June 25, 1997 at 23:29:06 (BST)
Dear Peter: Many thanks for a really excellent and most interesting site which I am sure I shall frequently revisit. Other site visitors might be interested to know that the proceedings of the highly successful St Vincent 200 international naval histor ical conference will be published by The 1805 Club. The Club has also recently published the illustrated monograph on St Vincent by Colin White, chief curator of the RN Museum Portsmouth, at £5.50 inc postage. I'm not trying to use your space to advertise , merely to inform; anyone interested please contact me for details. Incidentally I have just responded to Mr Holmes' February query re admirals of the red/white/blue. Once again, super site and very well done - and now see St Luke chapter 5 verse 5... I think my use of it may well be the first occasion of bringing an old naval tradition - using a biblical reference for a short message - right up into the age of the world-wide web. Anyone done it earlier? Yours aye, Stephen Howarth
stephen howarth <>
UK - Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 22:59:15 (BST)
My fiancee's ancestor Capt. Augustus Montgomery died aboard his ship the `Theseus' 6th Feb 1797 (just before the battle). See: Can anyone tell me about the `Theseus'? Can anyone add to the information on Montgomery at that page? - Mark Humphrys
Mark Humphrys <>
Cambridge, UK - Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 01:14:30 (BST)
I believe from family history that I am a descendant of Admiral Sir John Jervis. Has anyone else researched his family tree ? If so, please contact me with details. My research takes me to 1863, the birth of Alpha Matakohe Jervis at Matakohe, New Ze aland.
Ian Jervis <>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Thursday, June 12, 1997 at 10:11:36 (BST)
By the way Cape St. Vincent is in Portugal (Cabo de São Vicente), in the south. Madeira is also part of Portugal. Other from that a great site!!
Joao Filipe <>
Lisboa, Portugal - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 15:58:28 (BST)
What a thrill to get a visual treat to go with the literary adventure I've been on by reading C.S. Forrester and Patrick O'Brian! All information on tall ships and the Royal Navy is greatly appreciated. Well done.
Judy Davis-Goble
Ohio USA - Monday, June 02, 1997 at 04:08:30 (BST)
Excellent site Peter. I started off in Spain (sister inlaw Andrea Everest now living in Crevillente just outside of Alicante) saw a site for English papers, which took me to Norfolk ( brother Mike lives in Norwich) saw the Nelson site, then your site St Vincent in Gosport whe re I was born. Amazing where the internet will lead you. Thanks for a great tour (regards to all in Gosport)
David Pearcey <>
Caledonia, Ontario Canada - Saturday, May 17, 1997 at 01:17:24 (BST)
Your site adds to the historical treasures of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich and the Royal Naval Museum in Portsmouth. I toured the site prior to a recent visit to England, which included visits to the NMM and RNM. The preview of the Nelso n era greatly enhanced my visit.
George D. Jepson <>
Monticello, Iowa USA - Friday, May 16, 1997 at 21:52:11 (BST)
Great stuff for a sailing and history buff. very well done. I'll be back!
Bill Connolly <>
miami, Florida usa - Sunday, May 11, 1997 at 03:19:10 (BST)
Best of luck with the preparations for the anniversary. Bravo Zulu.
Guy Warwick <>
Ottawa, Ontario Canada - Saturday, May 03, 1997 at 17:57:50 (BST)
Great stuff. Will be paying an early visit to RN Museum to see the exhibit. Would have liked to print off material but the heavy use of colour (which makes beautiful pages) takes too long for my printer!
Peter Rimmer <>
Newport, Isle of Wight UK - Friday, April 18, 1997 at 21:23:02 (BST)
Just wanted to say that my father (St Vincent Beechey) has in my opinion a much better painting of Earl St Vincent than yours, also by Sir William Beechey. Also a letter from John Jervis to Sir William recounting the battle, which may be of interest. < /b>
Tim Beechey <>
UK - Thursday, April 17, 1997 at 17:34:14 (BST)
Great site. Learned about it on Seaways List. Whenever I'm in the UK, HMS Victory always draws me to Portsmouth for another visit.
Fred Verhaak <>
Memphis, TN USA - Saturday, April 12, 1997 at 18:37:19 (BST)
Nelson was in the right place at the right time (to be born and live) It always amazes me that he was able to operate so independently in that age. Naval politics must have been daunting. I have visited HMS Victory and this is my favorite type and period of history. Thanks
Scott Harden <>
Nantucket, Massachusetts U.S.A. - Thursday, April 03, 1997 at 16:33:10 (BST)
The paintings reproduced on this web site are (in the main) from the collection of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, who may be able to provide reproductions of these and the many others that depict Nelson and the battle.
Peter Milford <>
Gosport, Hampshire UK - Saturday, March 15, 1997 at 23:51:03 (GMT)
Congratulations on an outstanding web site. Just finished a wonderful 4 hours looking at the various exhibits. Thank you for the informative tour. Do you know of a source for reproductions of paintings depicting the battle and participants?
Ted Calkins <San Diego, California>
USA - Saturday, March 15, 1997 at 19:57:54 (GMT)
Your site on the battle is very good. The Earl was a remarkable judge of character. Nelson and Miller made quite a pair. The Royal Navy is indeed the Senior Service. Respectfully Paul Callahan
Paul Callahan <>
UK - Tuesday, March 11, 1997 at 23:47:08 (GMT)
I was very impressed with the site. I have been a student of Adm Nelson and the Victory for many years. I hope some day soon to visit the actual Victory.
Roy J. Wilson <>
Mystic, Connecticut USA - Tuesday, March 11, 1997 at 22:22:21 (GMT)
This is a truly informative and well constructed site For history students of all ages as well as naval buffs. I enjoyed it thoroughly and will be recommending it as the one of the main justifications for web browsing.
Richard Naftalin <>
England UK - Tuesday, March 11, 1997 at 17:17:53 (GMT)
Thank you very much for putting this fascinating page on the web. It is one of the most interesting pages, I have ever seen. The pictures are great and the commentary matches. Bravo for the fine work and effort that it took. I could smell the salt air when I visited the ship. Thanks again for the knowledge that I gained. Mike Hill
Michael Hill <>
- Monday, March 10, 1997 at 15:53:36 (GMT)
I learned of your site at "Searoom" and have enjoyed a couple of evenings going through the virtual tour. Very well done and great photographs. A great for those of us who are rather far away to just drop by the Victory. Thank-you for your hard work in putting it together.
Tim Kelsall <Tim>
Canada, UK - Saturday, March 08, 1997 at 01:59:56 (GMT)
Very nice web page. I learned about it from the "Searoom" mailing list. The Victory virtual tour is great!
Mike Jennings
Reston, VA USA - Friday, March 07, 1997 at 23:19:38 (GMT)
This is a superb and imaginative site. I shall recommend it to my friends, maritime history buffs or not.
John Hutson
San Antonio, Texas USA - Wednesday, February 26, 1997 at 17:25:04 (GMT)
Its good to see that the HMS St. Vincent lives on. Although ex Ganges myself, I served with Ex St. Vincent Boys. on the Wakeful and Chevron. Hope to hear from them in the near future. Good Luck to your Association.
Ted Lavender <>
Whyalla., South Australia - Wednesday, February 26, 1997 at 01:44:36 (GMT)
Superb colour photographs - why not put a footnote about how they were created? All very interesting.
Peter Stoddard <>
Fareham, Hants UK - Sunday, February 23, 1997 at 08:47:13 (GMT)
Thank you for a Wonderful W3 site! I've spent the last two (2) hours here!!
James K. Becker <>
Nashville, Tennessee USA - Saturday, February 22, 1997 at 05:51:24 (GMT)
What is Admiral of the Blue? Red? White??
Gerry Holmes <>
Ontario, Canada - Friday, February 21, 1997 at 02:05:39 (GMT)
Interesting, please continue and include diagrams and maps. What is Admiral of the Blue? Red? White?
Gerry Holmes <1788 Cottonwood Ave.>
Ontario, Canada - Friday, February 21, 1997 at 02:00:26 (GMT)
Appreciate your excellent site. God bless the Navy.
Chris Woolford <>
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, February 20, 1997 at 17:25:14 (GMT)
A truly wonderful site. The virtual tour brought back fond memories of thre live tours of H.M.S. Victory and the dockyards.
Marvin L. Tomber <>
USA, - Sunday, February 16, 1997 at 22:21:46 (GMT)
Wasn't aware of the anniversary. Enjoyed the information. A map might help. I don't know where Cape St Vincent is.
John Abbott <>
UK - Sunday, February 16, 1997 at 11:33:14 (GMT)
Excellent Web site & very informative.
A.Burgess <>
UK - Saturday, February 15, 1997 at 17:24:00 (GMT)
Excellent site! St. Vincent doesn't seem to get nearly enough respect these days. A bit annoying, especially since I grew up by the Gulf named after him.
John Tomlin <>
Sunnyvale, CA USA - Friday, February 14, 1997 at 18:14:40 (GMT)
Congratulations to HMS Victory on the 200th anniversary of her first great victory!
Jay Crane <>
USA, - Friday, February 14, 1997 at 12:14:09 (GMT)
Les mando este mensaje para darles mi enhorabuena por la magnifíca página que han echo sobre la Batalla de San Vicente
Miguel Angel <>
Spain, - Thursday, February 13, 1997 at 14:14:19 (GMT)
Congratulations on such a magnificent site spreading the word about the 200th anniversary of the Battle. We look forward to seeing some of you in the Historic Dockyard on Friday morning: failing that, all the best for your reunion. Alison Glanville, Pu blic Relations Officer, Flagship Portsmouth
Alison Glanville <>
Hants, UK - Wednesday, February 12, 1997 at 13:18:34 (GMT)
Nice overview of the various phases of the battle. If the Spanish had used their numerical superiority history would have been different.
Niek van Diepen <>
Nijmegen, The Netherlands - Monday, February 10, 1997 at 09:46:53 (GMT)
Wonderful,informative,well put togeather site! I took your virtual tour of HMS Victory and enjoyed every minute while aboard. Thank you for all your efforts.
Audrey Autio <>
USA - Sunday, February 09, 1997 at 19:02:24 (GMT)
Have visited the "Mary Rose", but not the "Victory". Your information has whetted my desire for a visit to the "mainland"! Congratulations, and my appreciation of all the hard work you've done in compiling such a detailed account.
Pat Davidson <>
UK - Saturday, February 08, 1997 at 15:38:00 (GMT)
Welcome aboard Peter.
Clive Watts <>
Oban, Argyll UK - Saturday, February 08, 1997 at 15:30:15 (GMT)
Possibly the best maritime history site in the world! (Well, apart from mine of course :-) Congrats to Peter and anyone else involved. Definitely a five star site. cheers Stuart
Stuart Vine (Mary Rose Trust) <>
Portsmouth, Hants UK - Saturday, February 08, 1997 at 14:00:56 (GMT)

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