Descent2 February 2009
from the BBCMightyHMS Victory wreck found
But the wreck's location, 62 miles (100km) away from the rocks, suggests the 74-year-old admiral was not to blame.
His ancestor Sir Robert Balchin said:A piece of my family history and of national history has come alive.
“As a family we have always been proud of Sir John but this confirms what a fantastic admiral he was.
One of the functions of the 'Net has been to demonstrate that the typical British journalist doesn't know English any better than does the typical American journalist.
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