Thomas Bladen Capel

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Thomas Bladen Capel was born in London, England back in 1776 to William and Harriet. At the tender age of 5 years 7 months old he served on the HMS Phaeton, which was common in those days. This insured him the possibility to rise rapidly through the ranks before actually going to sea.

I’m not going to write about all the ships he served upon, but I can tell you he joined the flagship of Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson in 1798. For his action during the Battle of the Nile, he was presented the sword of the senior, surviving French admiral. Later on, that same year he was promoted to Captain. In 1847, he was promoted to full admiral, he died at his home in 1853.

What you may not know about Thomas is that he served in the Royal Navy for 70 years, he distinguished himself in service during the French Revolutionary War, the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. He was considered a full member of Nelson’s “band of brothers”.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray another piece of history for all to read.... hope your Memorial Day weekend has golf on your agenda...

May 24, 2019 03:12 AM #1
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning James - so he actually fought against us in the War of 1812.

May 24, 2019 04:32 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Reminds me of the series of books of "Horatio Hornblower"!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 24, 2019 04:49 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. His service longevity in those days was longer than the life span. Amazing! Enjoy your day!

May 24, 2019 05:04 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Good morning, well I guess we can consider him a salty dog.

May 24, 2019 05:10 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Once again I was clueless on this point. Thank you for the enlightenment.  A

May 24, 2019 05:33 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Quite an interesting bit of history for this man, I don't think I would ever want to join the military.

May 24, 2019 06:20 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. A five year old serving.....I don't get that part. Have a great weekend.

May 24, 2019 06:20 AM #8
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - this is an interesting part of history.  Learning more each day.  

May 24, 2019 09:09 AM #9
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

That was very interesting James. He certainly accomplished many things during his service in the Royal Navy. What a great example to follow.

May 24, 2019 12:45 PM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- so many people in history about whom we know so little!!! Hope the weather has warmed up for golf. 

May 24, 2019 02:44 PM #11
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 You don’t find too many people who served in the armed services for 70 years. That’s got to be some kind of record, James Dray 

May 24, 2019 05:51 PM #12
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

70 years of service to anything is an amazing accomplishment.

May 25, 2019 02:12 PM #13
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