The 1869 cruise of the Channel and Mediterranean Fleets
The 1869 cruise of the Channel and Mediterranean Fleets


The Royal Navy
The Royal Navy


In 1869 the First Lord of the Admiralty, Hugh Culling Eardley Childers, and the First Naval Lord, Vice-Admiral Sir Sydney Colpoys Dacres, witnessed a short cruise of the combined Channel and Mediterranean fleets; a correspondent of The Times newspaper followed this cruise from the Admiralty flagship, HMS Agincourt.


Extracts from the Times newspaper
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