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Honour - 'Pegase' 1782


Date - 21-April
Type - Single Ship or Boat Service Actions
Conflict - American War of Independence; 1776-83

 
Description The action took place of Brest.

It was a rare single ship action between two ships-of-the-line.

HMS Foudroyant engaged and took the French ship Pegase (70-gun). The action ended when Pegase was boarded after suffering 90 casualties.

Pegase was later commissioned into the Royal Navy as a 3rd Rate ship-of-the-line.

 

 
 
HM Ships
 Foudroyant        
         
 
This page last edited - 17 July, 2012.

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