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Thread #85635   Message #1587628
Posted By: Teribus
21-Oct-05 - 06:34 AM
Thread Name: Happy Trafalgar Day!
Subject: RE: Happy Trafalgar Day!
Nelson certainly did not die in the State Room??? (Great Cabin) of HMS Victory. Wounded on the Quarter Deck, his coat and face were covered and he was carried below deck to Surgeon Renolds in the Cockpit, where he died some hours later - it is extremely cramped.

Never a good sailor (with respect to sea-sickness) Nelson while in the Cockpit was laid down resting against the hull of the ship. His last order on being told of the scale of the victory that had been won was to stand the fleet to sea. He could feel the motion of the ship and knew that a storm was approaching. In their damaged condition had this order not been given many of the Royal Navy ships would have foundered on the lee shore - many of the prizes taken did.