This dashing fellow worthy of more recognition is Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood (26 September 1748 – 7 March 1810) was an admiral of the Royal Navy notable for serving alongside his good friend Admiral Horatio Nelson in several Napoleonic wars battles. At Trafalgar, he led the fleet to victory after Nelson was killed. A kind and generous man from a modest working class background, he was opposed to flogging and impressment. His political judgement was remarkably progressive for the time and he was consulted on questions of general policy, of regulation, and even of trade.
Collingwood loved dogs and was often seen with his dog Bounce, who became well-known amongst his crewmen. He was devoted to his wife Sarah and was the proud father to two daughters.