National Geographic : 1938 Mar
Photograph byEdwin L.Wisherd IMMORTAL BRITISH ADMIRALS SAILED INTO ENGLISH HARBOR TO REPAIR THEIR LIMPING FRIGATES' WOUNDS Invisible from the sea, the old Naval Dockyard near Falmouth, Antigua, now deserted, bustled with sailors and shipwrights when Hood, Rodney, and Nelson brought in their vessels for overhauling and refitting. Nelson was here when he commanded H. M. S. Boreas from 1784 to 1787. Once hewrote: "When you seemeIshall be like an Egyptian mummy, for the heat is intolerable, and hundreds of mosquitoes are devouring me through all my clothes." Yellow fever took terrible tollofthemen. Like black barrels appear three capstans used to careen the ships. Conspicuous buildings are officers' and seamen's quarters, sailloft, and pay office.