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 Cuthbert Collingwood

Cuthbert Collingwood

Birth
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Metropolitan Borough of Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
Death 7 Mar 1810 (aged 61)
Maó-Mahón, Provincia de Islas Baleares, Islas Baleares, Spain
Burial London, City of London, Greater London, England
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Memorial ID 7705230 · View Source
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British Naval Admiral. He was born in Newcastle and was educated at the Royal Free Grammar School in Jesmond. He joined the Royal Navy straight after leaving school and gradually rose through the ranks. At the Battle of Trafalgar, as Vice Admiral of the Royal Navy, he was second-in-command to Admiral Lord Nelson and captained the ship "Royal Sovereign". When Nelson was killed Lord Collingwood took charge of the battle. The British went on to defeat Napoleon and he was awarded a peerage and an annual pension of £2,000. He later became Commander in Chief in the Mediterranean before dying at sea off Minorca in 1810.

Bio by: Kieran Smith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kieran Smith
  • Added: 24 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7705230
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cuthbert Collingwood (24 Oct 1748–7 Mar 1810), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7705230, citing Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .