English Harbor, Antigua

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English Harbor and the shipyard there, known as Nelson’s Dockyard, figures prominently in the novels of Dewey Lambdin, Dudley Pope, and Alexander Kent.

English Harbor was a focal point of British power in the Leeward Islands with the dockyard repairing and refitting British ships beginning around 1725. With the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 the dockyard fell into gradual decline until it was finally closed in 1889.

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