Trafalgar Day, 21st October

Battle of Trafalgar 21st October 1805
Battle of Trafalgar 21st October 1805

Trafalgar map

Billy Ruffian’s big day

October 21st, Trafalgar Day is always a poignant time here at Billy Ruffian HQ. At the battle of Trafalgar, 210 years ago, the Bellerophon fought the most devastating battle of her long and distinguished life. Alongside Victory, she took on one French and two Spanish ships at the same time and despite losing her masts and captain, never faltered in maintaining her lethal broadsides into the French ship, L’Aigle, which eventually struck. A truly incredible act of collective courage and bravery from the Billy Ruffians, that we can only wonder at.