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Historic Battles
The Battle of Trafalgar

The Battle of Trafalgar was fought on the
21st of October 1805 off Cape Trafalgar on the
Spanish coast, between the combined fleets
of Spain and France and the Royal Navy.
It was the last great sea action of the period
and its significance to the outcome of the war
in Europe is still debated by historians.

The British fleet was led by Admiral Horatio Nelson
and the combined French and Spanish fleets were led

We will try to use the battle theory
to win the Battle of Trafalgar
Battle of Trafalgar
1805

British fleet of 40 ships do battle with the
combined Spanish and French fleets of 46 ships
in the Battle of Trafalgar
in the year 1805.

Your job is to win the battle of Trafalgar
If Nelson simply attacked as a single unit and took on the enemy in a
ship to ship battle then the battle theory tells us that

40             battle          46

Survivors s = int[462 – 402]1/2 = 22

A combined French and Spanish
victory with 22 ships
surviving.

Nelson needed to employ a tactic and what he did was to
split the enemy force into two parts and at the same
time split his own fleet and fight two separate battles.
The survivors of these battles would then fight it out in a final battle
One possibility would be to try to split the enemy force into 2 equal parts
and at the same time break your own force into say 6 ships and 34 ships.

6         battle      23

40                                                           46

34        battle      23

This will lead to two separate battles and the outcomes are
Top battle:-     survivors g = int[232 – 62]1/2 = 22
Bottom battle:- survivors h = int[342 – 232]1/2 = 25
The final battle takes place between the two sets of survivors
Final battle:- survivors s = int[252 – 222]1/2 = 11
A victory for Nelson at Trafalgar

Examine some of the other possibilities shown on the next slides
1.         p           battle      23

40   For different values of p.        46

40-p         battle      23

2.
p           battle      28

40        For different values of p.   46

40-p         battle      18
3.
p        battle     23+x

40   For different values of p and x   46

40-p      battle     23-x

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