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On this day

The year was 1805, this little schooner was in real trouble in the Bay of Biscay.

HMS Pickle, First With The News

She was leaking so badly her captain decided to jettison some of her 2 ton guns.
She survived.

Nelson’s Pickle

She sailed on the 4 th of November, into history as the vessel that delivered the most momentous news of that decade, The Trafalgar Dispatch.
Her unlikely name was H M Schooner Pickle.
November the 4 th is party time, Pickle night !

This fine painting is available, see https://www.frickers.co.uk/art/marine-art/the-trafalgar-collection/hms-pickle-first-with-news-of-trafalgar/

or ask me for details.

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