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05. Lord Collingwood
Arms: Argent a chevron between three stag's heads erased Sable, and for an augmentation, on a chief wavy Gules, a lion passant guardant with the word TRAFALGAR over the lion Or.

Crest: 1st of Augmentation: The stern of the Royal Sovereign man of war, between a branch of laurel and a branch of oak, all proper.
2nd: A stag at gaze under an oak tree proper.

Supporters: Dexter, an eagle proper navally crowned Or; Sinister a lion holding in the dexter paw a slip of oak fructed proper

Motto: Ferar Unus ad idem.

SOURCES, NOTES & CREDITS: “The Double Tressure”, 2005, No. 28, The article “Nelson’s Captains” by the late Peter Drummond-Murray of Mastrick on pages 41-66 for background and the Wikipedia article on Lord Collingwood for background and text adaption.

Vice-Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood ( 26 Sep 1748 - 7 Mar 1810 Was notable as a partner with Lord Nelson in several of the British victories of the Napoleonic Wars and frequently as Nelson's successor in command.

Collingwood in the Royal Sovereign led the lee column of Nelson's fleet at Trafalgar due to the wind and a freshly coppered bottom he reached the French and Spanish fleet 20 minutes ahead of Nelson's column and engaged raking the Santa Ana from stem to stern causing appalling damage. Nelson said, "See how that noble fellow Collingwood carries his ship into action." Santa Ana surrendered and shortly after Collingwood learned of Nelson's death and took command of the British fleet.

Collingwood was made a peer as Lord Collingwood on 5 Nov 1805, but much to his disappointment, he was unable to secure a remainder to his daughters ( he had no sons) and their male heirs. He received the thanks of Parliament and a pension of £2000 per year. That that time it was not the custom to admit a newly created peer to the Order of the Bath. After his death in 1810 he received a State Funeral.

The artwork is an interpretation of Mark D. Dennis done for the 2005 "Double Tressure" Article and used with permission.

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