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Honour - 'Courageux' 1761


Date - 15-August
Type - Single Ship or Boat Service Actions
Conflict - Seven Years War; 1756-63 

 
Description 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.

 

 
 
HM Ships
 Bellona        
         
 
This page last edited - 22 March, 2013.

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