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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2020 9:48 p.m. PST

"In 1877, a revolution in Peru saw the ironclad naval vessel Huascar taken over as a raiding vessel by the rebels, and used to harass local merchant vessels. This all went well until they boarded a couple of British ships. Obviously the British weren't going to let this affront to Imperial dignity pass unpunished, and dispatched two naval vessels to capture the Huascar – HMS Shah and HMS Amethyst.

The ships exchanged fire, and the British ships took some damage. The armoured Huascar was pretty much unscathed, outran the Royal naval vessels. However the rebels surrendered it to Peruvian authorities a couple of days later…."

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