The directory «Plots of stamps in the catalogue»
Ball Alexander John
He is depicted wearing cuffs and buttons that are incorrect for a rear-admiral of this period. Ball commanded the 'Alexander', 74 guns, under Nelson in the Mediterranean, whose flagship he saved from being wrecked in a storm. After participating in the Battle of the Nile, 1798, he was engaged in the blockade of Malta and became the civil commissioner and thus in effect the governor there, when it surrendered in 1801. He wears the Nile medal. His left arm cradles a telescope and he is leaning against a cannon while his right hand holds the lower end of the telescope. The harbour visible in the background to the left is probably Valletta.
Grenada Grenadines, 2005, Alexander Ball
Malta, 1999, Alexander Ball
Solomon Islands, 1973, HMS «Alexander»