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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2018 2:51 p.m. PST

…When 28 men defeated 92.

"On October 1, 1807, a lone British packet was sailing 110 miles off the Northeast Coast of Barbados. The crew of 28, both men and boys, were nearing the end of their journey. They were sailing for Barbados and the Leeward Islands with a hold full of mail and dispatches.

Packet Ships like the Windsor Castle were vital for the Royal Navy. They transferred personnel, news, and orders around the world as quickly as the wind and weather would allow. To do so, they had to be fast, lightly armed, and maneuverable; but that also made them a target for privateers…."
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skipper John Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2018 3:55 p.m. PST

A good read!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2018 12:14 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


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