Excerpt from The Naval History of Great Britain, Vol. 4 of 6: From the Declaration of War by France in 1793, to the Accession of George IV Vice-admiral lord collingwood, now the commander-in-chief of the Mediterranean fleet, continued throughout the greater part of the remainder of the year at his station Off Cadiz, watch ing the 10 or 11 Shattered enemy's Ships that lay at anchor within it. Four days after the action Vice-admiral Francois Etienne Rosily arrived at the port direct from Paris, to supersede Vice-admiral Villeneuve in the command. Instead of 18 fine fresh ships, the new admiral found five disabled ones, or rather four, the He'ros having considerately kept herself in So efficient a state, that She was able at once to hoist the flag of Admiral Rosily, and even to carry him to sea, had such been his intention, and no blockading force been cruising OR the harbour. There were still four ships of the combined fleet present at the battle of Trafalgar, whose movements require to be traced. These, it will be recollected, were the four French ships that escaped to the southward, under the command Of Rear-admiral Dumanoir, in the 80-gun ship Formidable.
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