The constitutionalist fleet commanded by Sir Charles Napier ("Black Charlie") defeats the absolutist fleet off Cape St. Vicent in the Algarve. He is described as “indomitable, dynamic and eccentric”. He was made Viscount St. Vicent by D. Maria II (1834) which then was changed (1842) to Viscount Napier of St. Vincent.
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