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Honour - 'Achille' 1761


Date - 17 July 
Type - Single Ship or Boat Service Actions
Conflict - Seven Year War; 1756-63

 
Description The action took place about 57 miles from Cadiz.

The 3rd Rate ship-of-the-line HMS Thunderer engaged, boarded and took the French ship Achille (64-gun). During the battle one of Thunderer's forward guns exploded, causing many casualties.

Thunderer lost 17 killed and 113 wounded.

 

 
 
HM Ships
 Thunderer        
         
 
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