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Honour - 'Lexington' 1777


Date - 19-September
Type - Single Ship or Boat Service Actions
Conflict - American War of Independence; 1775-83

 
Description 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.

 

 
 
HM Ship
 Alert        
         
 
This page last edited - 23 March, 2013.

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