On Saturday, June 27, at 20:00, the “Admiral’s Naval Gallery Horatio Nelson” opens with an event in the atrium of the Firka Fortress in the harbor of Chania, in Crete. Speaker will be the Honorary Fleet Chief, Vice Admiral Konstantinos Mazarakis-Ainian, on the subject “Admiral Horatio Nelson, a timeless naval personality.”
Afterwards, the exhibition of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation will be inaugurated at the Maritime Museum of Crete by the Minister of Economy of Marine Infrastructure and Tourism Mr. George Stathakis.
Admiral Nelson emerged from his achievements during the Napoleonic wars. He was by far important to the British Navy in the second half of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Already, since the early years of his career, he has acquired a reputation as a leader in the crews of his ships. He had a naval perception and was infuriated by extreme aggression against the enemy. His tactic in the war by sea was the hunting of the enemy fleet and the direct attack against him from the minimum possible distance to achieve the maximum damage to the rival ships of the line with crossbows from a distance of a few meters.He was injured many times during battles, losing one eye and one hand. The most famous of his victories is the Battle of Trafalgar, in 1805, during which he was killed shortly before the end of the naval battle by a French shooter.
The exhibition will remain open until the first week of September.