Honour - Donegal 1798
A French force under Commodore Bompard, comprising 1 ship-of-the-line (Hoche),
plus 8 frigates, carrying 3,000 troops which were intended to land in
Ireland to take advantage of anti-British unrest.
A British squadron under Commodore Sir John Warren met the French during bad weather at 11am on 11-Oct, and General chase was ordered.
The French ships were overhauled the next morning one by one.
By 11am, the French Hoche had sunk and by afternoon 3 French frigates had struck and prize crews put aboard.
Three more were later captured and only 2 survived to reach France.
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