Honour - 'Courageux' 1761
The action took place off Vigo, Spain.
HMS Bellona (74-guns) engaged and captured the French Courageux (74-guns). The battle lasted 39 minutes but British gunnery caused the French 240 dead and 110 wounded, with Bellona losing 6 killed and 28 wounded.
Courageux also carried cargo valued at £320,000.
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