Event Summary

Battle of Cape St. Vincent

Date

February 14, 1797

Description

British naval victory off Spanish coast against the French, guarding an American convoy of merchants ships. John Jervis the commanding officer and Captain Horatio Nelson in conspicuous action.

Lecture

Navy/Warfare

Timeline 1

American Navy and Naval Warfare, 1775-1865

Related People

Nelson, Horatio

Record ID

1248