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Old Royal Naval College (SE10, Greenwich)
(Cutty Sark Gardens 2)

Royal Naval College Busts of Naval Heroes

Charles Raymond Smith
1874-83

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Description

At the front façade of the Pepys Building, now Greenwich Visitor Centre, at the entrance of the Royal Naval College are 13 medaillons with busts of great naval heroes:

    London - Royal Naval College Busts of Naval Heroes
    1. George Anson, 1st Baron Anson
    London - Royal Naval College Busts of Naval Heroes
    2. Sir Francis Drake
    London - Royal Naval College Busts of Naval Heroes
    3. James Cook
    London - Royal Naval College Busts of Naval Heroes
    4. Charles Howard

  1. anson - George Anson, 1st Baron Anson (Staffordshire 1697 - Moor Park, Hertfordshire 1762), British admiral and a wealthy aristocrat, noted for his circumnavigation of the globe and his role overseeing the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War (Wikipedia).
  2. drake - Sir Francis Drake (Tavistock, Devon, 1540 - Portobelo, Panama, 1596), British sea captain and vice admiral (Wikipedia).
  3. cook - James Cook (Marton, Yorkshire 1728 - Hawaï 1779), British explorer, navigator and cartographer, famous because of his three voyages to the Pacific Ocean (Wikipedia).
  4. howard - Charles Howard (1536 - 1624), English statesman and Lord High Admiral; commander of the English forces during the battles against the Spanish Armada (Wikipedia).

    London - Royal Naval College Busts of Naval Heroes
    5. Robert Blake
    London - Royal Naval College Busts of Naval Heroes
    6. John Benbow
    London - Royal Naval College Busts of Naval Heroes
    7. John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

  5. blake - Robert Blake (1598 - 1657), one of the most important military commanders of the Commonwealth of England and one of the most famous English admirals of the 17th century (Wikipedia).
  6. benbow - John Benbow (Shrewsbury 1653 - Port Royal, Jamaica 1702), English officer in the Royal Navy (Wikipedia).
  7. sandwich - John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718 - Chiswick 1792), British statesman, Postmaster General, First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for the Northern Department, but perhaps best known for the claim that he was the eponymous inventor of the sandwich (Wikipedia).

    London - Royal Naval College Busts of Naval Heroes
    8. George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney
    London - Royal Naval College Busts of Naval Heroes
    9. Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan
    London - Royal Naval College Busts of Naval Heroes
    10. Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood

  8. rodney - George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney (Walton-on-Thames, Surrey 1718 - London 1792), British naval officer; best known for his commands in the American War of Independence, particularly his victory over the French at the Battle of the Saintes in 1782 (Wikipedia).
  9. duncan - Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan (Dundee 1731 - Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, 1804), British admiral who defeated the Dutch fleet off Camperduin (near Alkmaar) on 11 October 1797 (Wikipedia).
  10. collingwood - Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood (Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1748 - o/b Ville-de-Paris 1810), admiral of the Royal Navy (Wikipedia).

    London - Royal Naval College Busts of Naval Heroes
    11. Richard Howe
    London - Royal Naval College Busts of Naval Heroes
    12. Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté
    London - Royal Naval College Busts of Naval Heroes
    13. John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent

  11. howe - Richard Howe (London 1726 - London 1799), British naval officer. (Wikipedia).
  12. nelson - Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté (Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk 1758 - o/b Victory near Trafalgar 1805), English Vice Admiral (Wikipedia)
  13. st. vincent - John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent (Meaford Hall, Staffordshire 1735 - Rochetts, Brentwood, Essex 1823), admiral in the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament (Wikipedia).

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Sources & Information

Tags

  • Benbow, John
  • Blake, Robert
  • Collingwood, Cuthbert
  • Cook, James
  • Drake, Francis
  • Duncan, Adam
  • Howard, Charles
  • Howe, Richard
  • Jervis, John
  • Montagu, John
  • Naval Officer
  • Nelson, Horatio
  • Rodney, George
  • Saint Vincent, Earl of
  • Sandwich, Earl of
  • Smith, Charles Raymond
  • Location (N 51°28'58" - W 0°0'31")

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