Admiral Sir George Murray was joined the Navy at the age of eleven and had a distinguished naval career rising to the Rank of Vice Admiral of the Red. He was Captain of the Fleet and one of the Band of Brothers and Nelson’s friend. He was Captain of the Colossus which was shipwrecked off the Isles of Scilly. In 1801 Murray distinguished himself as Captain n of the Edgar at the Battle of Copenhagen.
He missed the battle of Trafalgar as his Father in Law had recently died and left a complex will with George Murray as Executer. Nelson would not appoint another Captain of the Fleet hence the naval expression” Murray or None”. Had Murray been at Trafalgar he would have certainly been by Nelson’s side when he died and history would have been very different.
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