Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".

Sunday, 14 April 2013

The Agamemnon

The Agamemnon

Was a Bucklers Hard ship. 64 guns and launched in April 1781 she was renowned as being one of Nelson's favourite ships. He served on her between 1792 and 1796 I recall and she took part in the siege of Calvin, on Corsica, where Nelson lost his  eye. She had previously fought in the War of Independence as well and then, of course at Trafalgar. She ended her days aground in the river plate in Uruguay.
And here is a little fact, when Nelson sailed her into Naples in 1793, and introduced her to the British Envoy, one Sir William Hamilton, he was to meet his mistress, one love and later mother of his daughter Horatia, one Lady Emma Hamilton. Ah!

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