Naval History from this Day, Any Nation
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Battle of Bantry Bay. Inclonclusive engagement between an English fleet of 19 ships, under Arthur Herbert, and a French fleet of 24 ships, under François Louis de Rousselet, Marquis de Château-Renault.
William Bligh passed as Lieutenant.
HMS Boyne (98), bearing the flag of Vice-Admiral Peyton, Cptn. George Grey, caught fire at Spithead burned and exploded.
HMS Pomone (38), Cptn. Robert Barrie, HMS Unite (40), Cptn. Chamberlayne, and HMS Scout (18), Cptn. Alex. Renton Sharpe, destroyed Giraffe (26) and Nourrise (14) and an armed merchantman in the Bay of Sagone, Corsica. The two French warships blew up and their burning timbers destroyed a Martello tower and caused a shore battery to blow up.
HMS Guerriere (38), Cptn. Samuel John Pechell, stopped the brig USS Spitfire off Sandy Hook in New Jersey and impressed Maine citizen John Diggio.
HMS Penelope (36), Cdr. James Galloway, wrecked on rocks in the St. Lawrence.
Edited by Kevin, 02 May 2014 - 08:30 AM.