Honour - GROIX ISLAND 1795
The action took place off Quiberon Bay between the British Channel Fleet and
a French squadron
On 22-June at 47º 4'N 4º 16' W14 British ships-of-he-line sighted 9 French ships-of-the-line at 0630hrs. The French immediately set course for Lorient chased by the British.
The next morning off Isle de Groix, the British and French Fleets had scattered but the British had closed with the French rearmost ship and opened fire at 0600hrs. By 0837hrs three French ships had been taken and the remainder were able to make the entrance to the Lorient.
Of the ships were able to engage:
Total 31 killed and 113 wounded.
The French lost:
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