Off Diamond Rock, Martinique With Pic

Bootlegger of Mann
Frank Newton
Sat 22 Dec 2007 11:30
Date: Tue, Sat. 22 December, 2008 11.30 hrs

Position: 14:28N 61:07W

11.30 14.28N 61.07W Abeam the dramatic Diamond Rock some three miles to
Starboard which commands the entrance to Fort de France, capital of

The rock was once captured by the Royal Navy during the Napolionic wars
who, landing at night, scaled it and then proceeded to hoist guns onto the
summit. They raised the British ensign and named it as a British Man’o War
! They were able to then blockade the French port preventing ships
entering or leaving, to the fury of the French who eventually re-captured
it – or did a deal with the British for its recovery