Fighting Téméraire

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One of the best-known names in the Royal Navy on account of the poem ‘The Fighting Téméraire’, written by Sir Henry Newbolt (1862–1938) and first published in 1897.Now the sunset breezes shiver,And she's fading down the river,But in England's song for everShe's the fighting Téméraire.There is also a famous marine painting of her being towed away for breaking up by J. M. W. Turner, exhibited in the Royal Academy in 1839 and now in Tate Britain, London. A second warship of that name fought at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

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