Kevin Posted June 25, 2013 Author Share #151 Posted June 25, 2013 June 25 1667 Victory over anchored French Squadron, under Admiral Joseph de la Barre, at Martinique by British fleet, under Rear-Admiral Sir John Harman. At least eight French ships were burnt and several more were sunk. 1746 British squadron, under Cptn. Edward Peyton, engaged French fleet, under Comte de La Bourdonnais, in E. Indies. 1754 John Jervis (later Earl of St Vincent) moved to HMS Severn (50) as a Midshipman 1755 HMS Mars (64), Cptn. John Amherst, grounded and wrecked while going into harbour at Halifax NS. 1795 HMS Dido (28), Cptn. George Henry Towry, and HMS Lowestoffe (32), Cptn. Robert Gambier Middleton, engaged Minerve (40) and Artemise (36). Minerve was taken. 1803 HMS Endymion (50), Cptn. Hon. Charles Paget, captured French corvetteBacchante (18), Lt. Vaisseau. 1808 HMS Porcupine (22), Cptn. Hon. Henry Duncan, captured French letter of marque schooner Nouvelle Enterprise (6) south of Bastia. 1809 HMS Cyane (22), Cptn. Thomas Staines, and HMS Espoir (18), Robert Mitford, engaged Ceres. 1813 Capture of Hampton by boats of HMS Marlborough (74), Cptn. C. B. Ross, and squadron. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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