Spanish Officers

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Battle Of Cape St Vincent (1797) - Battle - 3:00 P.m.
... her in a completely unmanageable state and with little option but to board the Spanish vessels ... Captain opened fire on the Spanish vessels with her larboard (port) side broadside and then put the helm over and hooked her larboard cat-head with the starboard quarter of San Nicol ... Abbey or Glorious Victory!", Nelson ordered his boarders to cross the first Spanish ship onto the second ...

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