The naval Battle of St. Vincent was part of the
French Revolutionary Wars.
The British with Admiral
John Jervis and Commodore
Horatio Nelson, who
had a fleet of 15 ships vs. the Spanish, who had a
fleet of 27 ships. Nelson disobeyed orders, as per usual, and became
hero of the battle.
The Battle of St. Vincent ended with a British victory. Admiral
Jervis was made Earl of St. Vincent and Commodore Nelson was made
Sir Horatio Nelson as well as rear admiral.
The battle was fought off Cape St Vincent, Portugal's coast. Here is
CAPE ST VINCENT,
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