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By Ferdinand Bol, National Maritime Museum

Admiral Adam Duncan, the Scottish sailor. A native of Dundee, Duncan was born into a mercantile family but left home at fifteen to become a midshipman in the navy. Duncan went on to command 'HMS Blenheim' at the relief of Gibraltar in October 1782, but his greatest moment was the victory over the Dutch at the battle of Camperdown in 1797.

Adam Duncan, The Viscount Duncan. The vastly experienced naval officer who quelled the rebellion, while halting the Dutch fleet with only two ships of his own.

The 31st October 1860 saw the death of Thomas Cochrane, Earl of Dundonald, Scottish sailor, MP, and eccentric. Also known as The Sea Wolf

Portrait of Thomas Cochrane, Earl of Dundonald in Copy of a painting made in 1807 by Peter Edward Stroehling. oil on canvas Date 1807

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Alexander Ball, governor of Malta (Image: Henry William Pickersgill [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Michiel de Ruyter was erg speciaal. In de tijd dat Michiel de ruyter leefde ging het niet om hoe goed je iets kon. Jij nam de baan van je ouders over. Michiel de Ruyter was zo speciaal omdat zijn ouders niet rijk waren.

Michiel de Ruyter: Dutch admiral famous for being a fleet captain in the English wars.

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In the Century, the Royal Navy Dress Code required officers to wear "knee-breeches" while the lower ratings such as the common sailor wore slops or petticoat breeches.

Rear-Admiral Richard Kempenfelt (1718–1782)

Rear-Admiral Richard Kempenfelt by Tilly Kettle, 1782 Oil on canvas, 244 x cm Collection: National Maritime Museum A full-length portrait facing to left in flag officer's undress uniform, of

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