Honour - SAN DOMINGO 1806
The action took place at Occa Bay at the eastern end of San Domingo in the
A French squadron of 5 ships-of-the-line plus 2 frigates and smaller vessels had evaded the blockade at Brest and headed for the West Indies. They were followed by a British squadron of 6 ships-of-the-line plus 2 frigates.
The two squadrons met at San Domingo while the French ships were re-provisioning. During the action which followed 2 French ships-of-the-line were driven ashore and burned to avoid capture, the other 3 were captured and the 2 frigates escaped.
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