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How hearts of oak sunk Britain (Guardian Unlimited)
by NewsReader 12-16-2006

On 21 October 1805, HMS Victory, sailing from Trafalgar with the embalmed body of Lord Nelson in a barrel in the hold, encountered the merchantman Ann Alexander, flying the Stars and Stripes. The grateful Royal Navy purchased lumber, flour and apples.

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