Milford on Sea Historical Record Society have launched their latest podcast, this time the subject John is: Peyton and the Battle of the Nile.
From the Journal of Captain John Peyton aboard HMS Defence – Official No. 9707
August 1st 1798
At 7 o'clock, came to an anchor with the sheet cable out of the gun-room port and engaged our opponent until 10:00 o'clock, when she ceased firing, being totally dismasted. At the same time our fore topmast went over the side. At 5 minutes past 10, veered away on the sheet cable, in order to get alongside the next ship of 80 guns. At 20 minutes past 11, the 80 gunship hailed us to say that she had struck. Sent the 1st Lieutenant on board and took possession of her.”
In 1800 Captain John Peyton purchased Priestlands partly using prize money from the Battle of the Nile.
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