Valparaiso is the capital of Chile. This port city is mentioned throughout the Despatches, especially as it was a way point for many ships headed up the coast to Vancouver Island.
In 1865, The Royal Navy established Esquimalt as an alternative station to Valparaiso for its Pacific Fleet, and the former became more strategically necessary, largely, in answer to US and Russian expansionism.1
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