Honour - 'Revolutionnaire' 1794
The action took place about 30nm off Ushant.
At daybreak the Arethusa, Artois and Galatea sighted a French frigate the Revolutionnaire and gave chase.
Artois managed to bring the Revolutionnaire to a single ship action and after a 40 minute action, with the other two British ships closing she struck her colours.
Revolutionnaire lost 8 killed and 5 wounded out of 351 aboard. Artois lost 3 killed and 5 wounded out of 281 aboard.
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