Ignacio Maria de Alava y Saenz de Navarrete

Date of Birth1750/05CSORN
First Known Service1750/05CSORN
Last Known Service1817CSORN
Date of Death1817

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1782 Capitan de navio 
1785/031786/01/09San Ildefonso, as Commanding OfficerB006
17881788/10/20San Fulgencio, as Commanding OfficerB084
1792 Brigadier 
1794 Jefe de Escuadra 
17951796Europa, as Commanding Officer3DECKS
1803 Teniente General 
1803/01/071803Montanes, as Flag Officer, Teniente GeneralB006
1805/02/151805/06/04Santa Ana, as Flag Officer, Teniente GeneralB006
1805/091805/10/23Santa Ana, as Flag Officer, Teniente GeneralTRN5
1805/10/21 Commanded the Allied Van at the Battle of Trafalgar 
1817/02/24 Capitan General 
1895/07/271795/07/28Montanes, as Flag Officer, Capitan GeneralB006


CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
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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