Discover the Association of The Deed, its beginnings, work and research
The Deed was created in 2008 , its intention was to spread the history and details of the attack that Rear Admiral Nelson carried out on July 23 , 24 and 25, 1797. Since its inception, this recreation has been performed through the streets of Santa Cruz , only interrupted by the pandemic. Its principles continue to endure in each and every one of the men and women who form it: exposure and knowledge. Visits to schools, institutes, collaborations with Military Estates and other Civil Entities that request us, with the sole purpose of spreading how a small army and the determination of the people of Tenerife, under the orders of General Gutierrez de Otero, defeated the most successful English military and its powerful navy.
The love for our city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and its history leads all the members of said Association to be permanently collecting knowledge of their uniforms, their militias, weapons and the daily chores of those dates.
General Gutiérrez sent the first report dated July 25 to the Minister of War, where he related the defeat of the English squadron, through Nelson himself, who offered himself as carrier for that purpose, arriving in Cádiz himself, and being handed over by Admiral Jarvis and later transferred to the court of Madrid.
More historical information
Aside from the content that you can read on our website, we have at your disposal more historical information that may be of interest to you:
Uniform of the Canary Islands Infantry Battalion during the English attack of 1797 on Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES)
Uniforms of the Provincial Militias of the Canary Islands during the English attack of 1797 on Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES)
Military Historic Museum of the Canary Islands
Social Home of the Association of The Deed of July 25
The Museum, located mainly in the central building of the old Almeyda Fort, also extends to the rest of the old artillery fortress, built at the end of the 19th century: caponeras, gunboats on the sea front and the external esplanades make up the permanent exhibition . In total, more than 3,000 collections are exhibited that allow a journey through the history of the Canary Islands and Spain .
The funds related to The Deed of July 25, 1797 are exhibited, such as the original English flag taken by the Spanish and a large model, in which the city is shown as it was at the end of the 18th century and in which this fact is recounted; among others.