Nelson’s Hero

The Story of His ‘Sea-Daddy’ Captain William Locker

Victor T. Sharman, The Nelson Society

Date Published :
September 2005
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
8 pages of b/w photos
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ISBN : 9781844152667
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
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Horatio Nelson’s first captain was William Locker who recognized the exceptional talents of the young midshipman who was to become the most famous sailor in history.

Thirty-seven years later Admiral Lord Nelson wrote to Locker ‘I have been your scholar; it was you who taught me to board a Frenchman by your conduct… It is you who always taught me to lay a Frenchman close and you will beat him. My only merit in my profession is being a good scholar’.

Captain William Locker’s career as a Sea Captain fighting the King’s enemies on the high seas makes gripping reading and high drama.

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