Thomas Hardy (naval officer)

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This article is about the naval officer. For other people with the same name, please see Thomas Hardy (disambiguation).

Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, RN (April 5, 1769September 20, 1839) was a British naval officer, best known as the man to whom Lord Nelson addressed his famous last words – Hardy was Captain of the Fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar and by Nelson's side as he died.

There is a monument to him within walking distance of the Dorset village of Portesham.

External link

  • A page on Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy (http://www.dukesofbuckingham.org/people/contemporaries/thomas_masterman_hardy.htm) from dukesofbuckingham.org, a copyleft site developed by Andy Boddington

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Preceded by:
Sir George Cockburn
First Sea Lord
1830–1834
Succeeded by:
George Dundas

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