Gibraltar Scott #1129 issued Mar 15, 2008 depicting HMS La Minerve. In 1796, Commodore Nelson sailed from Gibraltar aboard this frigate of 42 guns commanded by Captain George Cockburn along with another frigate. On Dec. 19, 1796, they engaged two Spanish frigates. Mike
Gibraltar Scott #1130 issued Mar 15, 2008 depicting HMS Captain. In June, 1796, Admiral Sir John Jervis transferred Captain Nelson from HMS Agamemnon to HMS Captain and was appointed Commodore of a squadron in the Mediterranean. Mike
Solomon Islands Scott #992e issued Jan. 3, 2005. This is a close-up of a stamp from the SS depicting breaking the line. Nelson's ship broke through the line of French ships and raked the stern and bow of enemy ships as it passed through. Mike
Solomon Islands Scott #993a issued Jan. 3, 2005. This is a close-up of a stamp from the SS depicting Lord Cuthbert Collingwood. Collingwood served with Nelson early in their careers and succeeded him as captain on several ships. Collingwood and Nelson commanded the two British columns of ships that penetrated the French line at the Battle of Trafalgar. Mike
Solomon Islands Scott #993c issued Jan. 3, 2005. This is a close-up of a stamp from the SS depicting the destruction of the Bucentaure. The Bucentaure was an 80 gun French ship that was the flagship of Vice-Admiral Latouche Treville. Mike
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