Lord Cochrane was an advocate of steamships and approved of Greeks building a steamship in England but his stubbornness on having them made on his designs and his insistence on who got he contracts for their construction caused troubles and delays. While the Greek deputies in England wasted the loans cash, Cochrane’s favoritism and poor choice of partners added to the delays of the ships construction at a time that they were most needed9. The fact that the shipbuilders had business interests with the ruler of Egypt (Greece mortal enemy at the time) left a stain to Cochrane’s reputation
На водку кстати выдал Паркинсон в своей mock-биографии Хорнблауэра. Хотя и правда - греческие похождения бравого адмирала не были его удачей.