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HMS Victory with Euryalus

HMS Victory with Euryalus

September 15th Nelson weighed anchor on board HMS Victory from Portsmouth with the frigate HMS Euryalus in company heading for Trafalgar, this is from Nelson's private diary/log dated 17th Sept 1805
Tuesday Sept 17th fresh Breezes WSW at 9 abreast of Plymouth. sent in Euryalus to call out the Ajax and Thunderer all night standing to the Westward Wind from SW to SSW.Wednesday Sept 18 first part light Breezes & heavy western swell Wind South Lay too for the Ajax and Thunderer [signal?] North at noon SE to SSW swell from the Westward.

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