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Honour - 'Gloire' 1795


Date - 10 April
Type - Single Ship or Boat Service Actions
Conflict - French Revolutionary War; 1793-1803

 
Description The action took place about 150 miles west by south (between 254 and 263) of the Isles of Scilly.

Having sighted French ships through a break in fog, a small British squadron gave chase. HMS Astraea caught the larger Gloire, and engaged her. the battle lasted nearly an hour when the French struck her colours.

Gloire lost 40 killed and wounded out of 275 on board, Astraea lost 8 wounded out of 212 on board.

 

 
 
HM Ships
Astraea        
         
 
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