The History of Leith

December 7, 2007

The Battle of Camperdown (11 October 1797)

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The Battle of Camperdown (11 October 1797) was a British naval victory in the North Sea over the Dutch during the French Revolutionary Wars. The British fleet under Admiral Duncan defeated the Dutch fleet under Admiral de Winter off the coastal village of Camperduin, north-west of Alkmaar.

The battle may also have given rise to the phrase “to nail your colours to the mast”. for more click here

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