Ignacio Maria de Alava y Saenz de Navarrete

Date of Birth1750/05 
Date of Death1817 

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
Capitan de navio, 1782 
1785/031786/01/09San Ildefonso As Commanding OfficerB006
17881788/10/20San Fulgencio As Commanding OfficerB084
Brigadier, 1792B084
Jefe de Escuadra, 1794B084
17951796Europa As Commanding Officer3DECKS
Teniente General, 18033DECKS
1803/01/07 Montanes As Flag OfficerB006
1805/02/151805/06/04Santa Ana As Flag OfficerB006
1805/091805/10/23Santa Ana As Flag OfficerTRN5
1805/10/21 Commanded the Allied Van at the Battle of Trafalgar
Capitan General, 1817/02/24TRN5
1895/07/271795/07/28Montanes As Flag OfficerB006


B006 La Campaña de Trafalgar (1804-1805) Corpus Documental (2 vols)J Ignacio González-AllerBook
B084 Jose Romero Fdez. de Landa, un Ingeniero de Marina en el s. XVIIIJose Maria de Juan-Garcia AguadoBook
3DECKS 3decks - Naval Sailing Warfare HistoryManu BlascoWeb Site
TRN5 The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
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Posted by Robert Boon on Thursday 3rd of November 2016 13:00

The admiral had a nephew Miguel Ricardo de Álava y Esquivel, who although a captain of a frigate, served as a marine on board his uncle's flagship at Trafalgar. Subsequently Miguel Ricardo de Álava y Esquivel transferred to the Spanish army and was posted to Wellington's staff in the Peninsular as Spanish liaison officer, serving until peace in 1814. Posted to Brussels by the Spanish government, he was able to rejoin Wellington's staff in 1815 and became one of only two men who fought at both Trafalgar and Waterloo.

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