been at sea since the age of 11, Collingwood had been witness
to some of the major battles of the era.
a midshipman he witnessed the land battle at Bunker Hill
and served at the battles of Glorious First of June and
1799, he became a vice-admiral and served with his friend
Admiral Horatio Nelson.
took over after Nelson's death and used his great sailing
skills to steer the British fleet back to safety through
some appalling weather.
is said he had a delightful sense of humour and a great
passion for hating the French - in a very cordial way.
died at sea while serving in the Mediterranean in 1810.