This statue by sculptor John Doubleday was erected in 2005 on the 200th anniversary of the death of Horatio Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar. Vice Admiral Nelson was a British officer in the Royal Navy. During his command of battles in the American Revolution, French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, he gained the respect from his countrymen, servicemen and enemies while becoming one of Britain’s most celebrated military heroes. Part of the metal used to cast this memorial came from the HMS Victory, the ship he was commanding when he died. The tribute stands in front of the South Bastion. The Spanish called it the Bastion of Our Lady of the Rosary. It was built in the mid-16th century as part of the Charles V Wall and later enhanced by the British.