Centurion, Commodore George Anson – Extra Info
Some day over a beer, if I don’t write it first I will tell you a bit of the story which includes, but this only a fraction of the tale, the taking of the largest treasure of all time at sea.
It is said that 1/3 of the bullion in the Bank of England today came from Anson’s voyage, 14 wagon loads.
Centurion returned after 4 years having been given up as lost, with sails made of pure silk, sailing right through the middle of the French fleet in thick fog.
The full story can be found in Log of the “Centurion”.