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Honour - Negapatam 1758


Date - 03-August
Type - Fleet or Squadron Actions
Conflict - Seven Years War; 1756-63

 
Description The action took place near Negapatam, SE India and followed on from the indecisive action three months before at Sadras.

The British squadron under Vice-Admiral Peacock and 7 ships-of-the-line met the French squadron of 9 ships-of-the-line several days before. The British pursuit brought the French to action at noon on 03-August and continued until nightfall, when the French disengaged to the north under cover of darkness.

While no ships were sunk, casualties on both sides were heavy.

 

 
 
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This page last edited - 27 March, 2013.

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