ST. VINCENT, John Jervis, Earl. 17256



Original Signature as Jervis, taken from a naval document, on board his flagship HMS Victory at Corsica. 2 x 5 inches, laid down. “Given on board the Victory, San Fiorenzo Bay the 11th October 1796.” Admiral John Jervis, Earl St. Vincent (1735-1823). In his flagship HMS Victory, Jervis fought the battle of Cape St. Vincent, 14 February 1797. Jervis had left Toulon on 8 October, and arrived at San Fiorenzo Bay [Corsica] on 10 October 1796.