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Honour - 'Revolutionnaire' 1794


Date - 21-October
Type - Single Ship or Boat Service Actions
Conflict - French Revolutionary War; 1793-1803

 
Description 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.

 

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

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