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Where's George?

Don Seltzer



>>So what happened to George after Spithead?  Did he remain aboard Minotaur when it sailed to the Mediterranean?  Could he have served under Nelson at the Nile?

>I haven't a clue.  Seeing that he defied, verbally and in writing, the leadership, however politely, of the greatest Navy in his world, I'm going to speculate George went on to become George Crossland, QC, or maybe wrote a novel.

If you are interested in finding out, you can start with the UK National Archives asking for ADM36/12830, the Minotaur's muster book from April 1797 thru March 1798.

Uncle George was not aboard at Trafalgar in 1805.


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