Honour - 'Lexington' 1777
The action took place off Ushant.
HMS Alert encountered the larger American brig USS Lexington. After a battle lasting 4 hours Lexington struck her colours having lost 7 killed and 11 wounded out of a crew of 74.
Alert lost 2 killed and 3 wounded out of a crew of 60.
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