Talk:Battle of Diamond Rock

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Captain Federico Gravina?[edit]

Gravina wasn't a captain, his grade is "Teniente General", the same as ViceAdmiral for the british and french. Indeed the same grade as Nelson — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sagemenn (talkcontribs) 22:23, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Not the greatest error, which is that Gravina was not involved, nor was Villeneuve, beyond detaching Cosmao for the expedition. There's been a trend to make sure the Spanish are not left out of the histories of these operations, which is not a bad thing, but in this case, has led the invention of a involvement not supported by the sources. Benea (talk) 22:54, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Removal of paragraph about the Epstein prints[edit]

I have removed the following paragraph from the end of the article:

The portraits mentioned under ‘Battle’ are part of a set of engravings published in Britain in 1805. They were the work of John Eckstein, a German-born artist who had lived in Britain and was now in the Caribbean using his neutral nationality to work on prisoner exchange. He spent a month on the Rock soon after it was occupied. The etchings set consists of a dozen coloured prints, the sheet of portraits of those involved and a frontispiece. Eckstein also wrote a substantial article for the Naval Chronicle on his experiences in which he expressed his admiration for the men, saying ‘Believe me, I shall never more take off my hat for anything less than a British seaman’.

It was added in 2012, and has never been cited.

I don't if it belongs here, or perhaps in a separate article on the artist. He does not yet have an article here, but his father does: John Eckstein

Kablammo (talk) 20:47, 2 June 2017 (UTC)