Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Britain's 290 Foundation

From their site.

On Nov. 7th, I wrote about the 290 Association and its president Ian Dewar as being involved in the ceremony to commemorate the lowering of the Shenandoah's flag.  I'd never heard of them before so did some research.


Their introduction reads in part: "...a charitable enterprise embarked on a voyage of discovery to commemorate those oft-forgotten seamen who served in the navies of the American Civil War.  The foundation borrows its title from Hull #290, a vessel built to the highest standards of British shipbuilding at the John Laird's Shipyard at Birkenhead in the River Mersey.  'Hull #290' would later become known worldwide as the CSS Alabama."

Over 2,600 seamen from great Britain and her empire served on both sides.

Judging from their logo, I'd have to say these gentlemen are more on the Confederate side.  They have a very informative website with lots of information.

--Old B-R'er

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