Why Collingwood Monument famous in (UK)?
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Why is Lord Collingwood famous?

Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood was born on 26th September 1748 and died on 7th March 1810. He was an admiral of the Royal Navy, notable as a partner with Lord Nelson in the several British victories of the Napoleonic Wars.Coolingwood monument famous in the UK.


He was Nelson’s successor in command. He is one of the most famous naval engagements in history. It is the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 that Collingwood will be most remembered.


Collingwood is sometimes referred as the hero of Trafalgar. In the Trafalgar war, about 1500British seamen were killed or wounded in this battle. Admiral Horatio Nelson was mortally wounded. In the Spanish and French fleets,14000 men were lost. Out of which half were prisoners of war.


In the Trafalgar, Napoleon lost the battle, because the British Navy was well-experienced and trained. On the other hand some of the French Naval officers had either retired from combat or were executed during the French Revolution.


Nelson was killed by a fatal gunshot wound at the battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805.


Why Collingwood Monument famous in (UK)?
Coolingwood -Commandar -in Chief

Collingwood Childhood and Career:-

Lord Collingwood was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the son of a merchant. He attended the Royal Grammar school and joined the Royal Navy as a volunteer at the age of 12. He continued his nautical education under his cousin captain Richard Brathwaite.

Collingwood was the son of a Newcastle lived from 26 September 1748 to 7th March 1810. He was the son of a New castle merchant. At the age of 12, he went to sea as a volunteer on board the frigate HMS Shannon under the command of his cousin Captain (later Admiral) Richard Braithwaite.


After serving the British Naval Brigade at the Battle of Bunker Hill, Collingwood was commissioned in 1775 as a lieutenant. His the first command was HMS Badger, after succeeding Horatio Nelson and his first major command was HMS Sampson.


During the battle of Trafalgar, Collingwood assumed command of the British fleet after the death of Lord Nelson, transferring to HMS Euryalious.


Collingwood then led the fleet and completed the battle plans For his role in the battle Collingwood was given the thanks of both houses of Parliament and awarded of pension 2000 pounds per annum.He was also promoted as Vice Admiral in 1805.


In 1810, Collingwood died of cancer on board HMS Ville de Paris as he sailed to England. During his career, he served in the American Revolutionary War, French Revolutionary war, and Napoleonic Wars. He had been awarded three Naval Gold Medals.

Why Collingwood Monument famous in (UK)?
Coolingwood monument with gun

Collingwood as Commander–in–Chief:-

This Grade II Listed monument was sculpted in marble and sandstone by John Graham Lough and stands on the top of a pedestal designed by well-known, local architect John Dobson.


The position of the monument marks Coolingwood’s family connection with the North Shields (members of his family lived close by at Chirton, North Shields) and allows the statue to be seen from the sea and river.


The American war of Independence and then the Napoleonic War pitched him into a number of victorious encounters and he rose swiftly through the naval ranks with his friend Horatio Nelson.He had met him in Jamaica in the year 1772.


Collingwood never returned to his family after the Battle of Trafalgar. He died at sea near Menorca in 1810 and was buried in St. Cathedral beside the Nelson. Famous Collingwood Monument standing overlooking the River Tyne at Tynemouth.

The Statue of Admiral Collingwood was built to commemorate his success at Trafalgar with Nelson. He played as pivotal role in the battle as Nelson’s right-hand man.


He commended the ship the Royal Sovereign. The statue was built in 1845.

In June 1775 he fought at the battle of Bunker Hill during the siege of Boston and the same day was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Royal Navy.


Collingwood served alongside Nelson two years later and in 1779 succeeded him as captain of HMS Badger.Collingwood was promoted to vice admiral in 1804 and the Battle of Trafalgar on the 21st October 1805 was the second command of the British fleet under Admiral Nelson.


Collingwood was on the board HMS Royal Sovereign, which was the first British ship to engage.After Nelson, was fatally wounded, Collingwood took command of the British fleet as they defeated their French and Spanish counterparts.


In 1805, Collingwood was appointed as the Commander–in–Chief, Mediterranean Fleet. After requesting to be relieved of his command the Government stated that it urgently required an admiral of his caliber to lead 

against the dangers of the French and her allies.


In 1810, Collingwood died of cancer on board HMS Ville de Paris as he sailed to England. Collingwood died on 7th March 1810.

Why Collingwood Monument famous in (UK)?
Coolingwood-Commandor -in Chief

Collingwood Monument:-

Collingwood monument which stands on top of it is 23 ft. tall. and scaling from photographs suggests that the square tower it stands on is with the steps at its foot, some 60 ft in height. While the massive box-like plinth at the foot of the monument of just over 100 feet. 


The Collingwood monument is the GradeII monument in Tynemouth, England. It is dedicated to Vice Admiral Lord Cuthbert Collingwood. He was a Napoleonic-era admiral, noted for being second-in-command to Admiral Lord Nelson during the battle of Trafalgar.


It is made all the more imposing by a location on the ground rising from the River tyne below.The steps up the front of the monument are flanked by four cannons from HMS Royal Sovereign.


The Collingwood monument was erected in Tynemouth, Northeast of England in 1845. It was designed by John Dobson,

Why Collingwood Monument famous in (UK)?
Coolingwood Monument-Tynemouth-UK

10 more Attractions to Explore at Collingwood monument:- 

1. Tynemouth Priory and Castle:-

Tynemouth Castle is located on a a rocky headland, overlooking Tynemouth pier. The castle towers, gatehouse, and keep are combined with the ruins of the Benedictine priory where early kings of Northumbria were buried.

The coat of the arms of the town of Tynemouth still includes three crowns commemorating the tradition that Priority had been the burial of three kings.


Why Collingwood Monument famous in (UK)?
Tynemouth Priory and Castle

2. King Edward’s Bay:-

King Edwards Bay is a small sandy bay enclosed by cliff and grassy banks and as such is an excellent environment for family use. The beach is at the foot of Tynemouth Priority and Castle, a historic site run by English Heritage.


 It is a perfect place to sit and relax on a hot summer season. All the Tinymouth’sm cafés and shops right on the beach’s doorstep, which is ideal for families.

3. Fish Quay:-

North Shields Fish Quays a fishing port located close to the the mouth of the River Tyne in North Shields, Tyne and wear North East England. It is 8miles east of the city of New castle upon Tyne. The Fish Quay was once the biggest in the kipper producer of  the UK.

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Fish quay-at Tyne mouth-UK

4. Northumberland Park:-

Northumberland Park is a sheltered Dene formed by the Pow Burn as it flows from its source is near Preston Village and runs down to enter the River Tyne at the Fish Quay.

It is situated between two conservation areas. the park is bordered by King Edward Road to the north and Tynemouth Road to the south on which are situated the main entrance.

5. Tynemouth Park:-

Tynemouth Park is situated adjacent to Tynemouth’s award-winning Longsands beach, the park provides the perfect stop-off point for visitors to the coast. There was a clock tower café, provide some cooking, snacks, and refreshments.

Lost World Adventure Golf for that fun round of mini golf and boating at Lake where you can find hire a Pedalo.

6. Long Sand Beach:-

A beautiful sandy beach that offers a range of activities. Activities like surfing, and swimming are very interesting. In summer it is one of the most popular sports on the North East coast. People come from far and wide to build sand castles, sunbathe or splash about in the clean water.

7. South Marine Park:-

South Marine Park is the crown jewel at the heart of the South Shields seafront and the must-visit. Over the 100 years, it has been a place for walking, dancing, relaxing, playing, and socializing. This park is a popular destination for tourists day trippers, schools, and community groups.

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South-and-north-marine Park tinymouth-UK

8. Whitley Bay Beach:-

Whiteley Bay is a good looking Sandy beach located near Whiteley Bay in Tyne and wear. It is a popular place for recreation and it is regularly used by walkers.

Its southern stretch has Blue Flag status while at the northern and St. Mary Island a visitor center and the nature reserve.

9. Spanish City:-

Spanish City is a very impressive domed building that dominates the landscape of Whiteley Bay Seafront and promenade.Blackpool’s pleasure 

Beach opened in 1910 as a the concert hall, restaurant, roof garden, and tea room.

 10. Tiny Cyclist and Pedestrian Tunnel:- 

This was Britain’s first purpose-built cyclist tunnel .It is links to routes along the United Kingdom’s National Cycling network. The tunnels were built to connect the Tyneside neighborhoods of Howdon and Jarrow.

A wonderful engineering project which involved miners operating in compressed air to excavate the tunnels. It consists of two tunnels running in parallel, one for pedestrian use with a 3.2 meter and the other for Pedal cycle.


1. Question:-Where is the Collingwood Monument now?

1. Answer:- The Collingwood Monument is a Grade II monument in Tynemouth, England, dedicated to Vice Admiral Lord Cuthbert Collingwood.


2. Question:-What did Collingwood do at Trafalgar?

2.Answer:-The third battle was of course was Trafalgar on October 21, 1805, in which Collingwood commanding the first column aborad Royal Sovereign succeeded in separating the French and Spanish fleet.


3. Question:-Who is the Captain of HMS Collingwood?

3. Answer:- Captain Catherine Jordan. The harbor at Portsmouth is one of the busiest in the United Kingdom, with around 130,000 significant movements annually.


4. Question:-Who was Admiral of the Fleet at the time of Trafalgar?

4.Answer:-Admiral Horatio Nelson led the British fleet and Admiral Pierre de Villeneuve led a fleet of French and Spanish ships at the Battle of Trafalgar.


5. Question:-Who was the Royal Navy’s greatest hero?

5. Answer:-Horatio Nelson is generally regarded as the greatest officer in the history of the Royal Navy. Coolingwood reputation is based on a series of remarkable victories.


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