Ignacio Maria de Alava y Saenz de Navarrete


NationalitySpanish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth5.1750CSORN
First Known Service5.1750CSORN
Last Known Service1817CSORN
Date of Death1817

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1782 Capitan de navio 
3.17859.1.1786San Ildefonso (74), Capitan de navio and Commanding OfficerB006
178820.10.1788San Fulgencio (64), Capitan de navio and Commanding OfficerB084
1792 Brigadier 
1794 Jefe de Escuadra 
17951796Europa (74), Brigadier and Commanding Officer3DECKS
1803 Teniente General 
7.1.1803 Montanes (74), as Flag Officer, Teniente GeneralB006
15.2.18054.6.1805Santa Ana (112), as Flag Officer, Teniente GeneralB006
9.180523.10.1805Santa Ana (112), as Flag Officer, Teniente GeneralTRN5
21.10.1805 Commanded the Allied Van at the Battle of Trafalgar 
24.2.1817 Capitan General 
27.7.1895 Montanes (74), as Flag Officer, Capitan GeneralB006


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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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