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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

"Perhaps the most ferocious frigate action ever?

Single ship actions, usually between frigates, are remembered as some of the most dramatic actions of the Age of Fighting Sail. They captured the imagination of the public in their own time, making heroes of captains like Pellew and Cochrane, who gained the sort of adulation reserved for pop-stars today and they figure as central elements in the naval fiction of Forrester, Pope, Kent, O'Brian and others. Perhaps the most dramatic of all single-frigate actions occurred not during the Revolutionary or Napoleonic Wars, but when France was locked in conflict with Britain during the American War of Independence. This ferocious battle was fought by the British frigate HMS Quebec against her French counterpart Surveillante. What follows serves to give an impression of this now largely forgotten epic…."


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StarCruiser21 Dec 2017 6:09 p.m. PST

Another good one Armand!

EnemyAce22 Dec 2017 5:33 a.m. PST

Wow, great find! Thank you!

Lieutenant Lockwood22 Dec 2017 7:20 a.m. PST

That really is quite interesting; merci, mon ami.

21eRegt22 Dec 2017 9:03 a.m. PST

A great read, thanks.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2017 11:46 a.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my friends!. (smile)


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