LOUISVILLE KY JASNA AGM: SPECIAL INTEREST PRESENTATIONS
A SURGEON AT SEA: ALBERT ROBERTS OF HMS ACASTA
Alan Roberts has researched and presented many programs around the U.S. portraying an early 19th century British physician aboard the HMS Acasta, a frigate which served in the Atlantic for many years. He is part of the re-enactor’s group,the HMS Acasta, with a website here.
Wearing his “blood” stained leather apron, he described the duties of a doctor aboard a British naval vessel of the early 19th century. The Acasta was a real ship, pictured here in action in the Battle of Santo Domingo, the ship on the far right.
Lined up like this, the doctor’s instruments look pretty gruesome.
If you ever have an opportunity to see him at work, don’t miss it!! Various appearances are listed on the website.