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Siege Of Louisbourg (1758) - Siege
... French defenses were initially successful and after heavy losses, Wolfe ordered a retreat ... in Wolfe's division found a rocky inlet protected from French fire and secured a beach head ... Outflanked, the French retreated rapidly back to their fortress ...
John Maitland (Royal Navy Officer) - Command - Channel Duties
... He moved to the 38-gun HMS Boadicea in 1803, and on 24 July 1803 he spotted the French 74-gun third-rate Duguay-Trouin and the 38-gun frigate Guerrière sailing off Ferrol, Spain ... Maitland decided to test whether the French ships were armed en flûte and were being used as troopships, and closing to within range, opened fire ... The French returned fire, revealing they were fully armed and manned, and Maitland broke off ...
List Of Ships Of The Line Of The Royal Navy - List of Ships-of-the-line of The Royal Navy (1785–1830) - Captures of The Revolutionary War - French Ships
... Commerce de Marseille 120 (1788) – ex-French, captured 29 August 1793, prison ship by 1800, sold 1802 Pompée 74 (1791) – ex-French, captured 29 August 1793, broken up 1817 Juste ... Sans Pareil 80 (1793) – ex-French, captured Glorious First of June in 1794, sheer hulk 1810, broken up 1842 Impétueux 74 (1788) – ex-French America, captured Glorious First of June in 1794, broken ... Canopus 80 (1797) – ex-French Franklin, captured 1 August 1798, harbour service 1863, sold 1887 Tonnant 80 (1789) – ex-French captured 1 August 1798, broken up ...
Action Of 25 September 1806
... during the Napoleonic Wars off the French Biscay port of Rochefort ... A French squadron comprising five frigates and two corvettes, sailing to the French West Indies with supplies and reinforcements, was intercepted by a British squadron of six ships of the line ... The British ships, under the command of Commodore Sir Samuel Hood, spotted the French convoy early in the morning of 25 September, just a few hours after the French had ...
Battle Of Cape Ortegal - Prelude - Baker Sights The French
... There were a number of British ships and squadrons already in the bay, and on the look out for French ships ... One of the British ships sent out on patrol was the 36-gun HMS Phoenix, under the command of Captain Thomas Baker ... Baker sighted four ships steering north-north-west at 11 o'clock, and immediately gave chase ...

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    Two lives that once part are as ships that divide.
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803–1873)

    It was not reason that besieged Troy; it was not reason that sent forth the Saracen from the desert to conquer the world; that inspired the crusades; that instituted the monastic orders; it was not reason that produced the Jesuits; above all, it was not reason that created the French Revolution. Man is only great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)