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Author:

 

George Lind-Guimarães


Report:

 

Annual Report 36


Page:

 

93


Year:

 

2009


Subject Matter:

 

Military history



Excerpt:

 

Overlooking the beach in Paço de Arcos stands a simple but dignified monument (illustrated) to Captain Conway Shiply. Early in 1808 after the first French invasion of Portugal, with Lisbon occupied by General Junot's forces from November 1807, a Royal Navy squadron was blockading the port. Captain Shiply was in command of HMS Nymphe and was killed while trying to capture the French vessel, Carlotta. His body was washed up at Paço de Arcos. The article describes these events.

(See also Captain Conway Shipley, RN (Inglês Morto do Paço de Arcos) by Rui Ribolhos, Annual Report 45)




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