Britain's 'wooden wall' kept the country free from invasion by the French for 20 years from 1793. Each ship was manned by hundreds of seamen. We think of the big set piece battles, such as the Nile, St. Vincent, and above all Trafalgar, but for the most part ships were engaged in blockading the French coast or in actions against individual enemy vessels.
Did you have an ancestor in Nelson's Navy? If so, then this book will tell you how to find information about him.
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