Honour - Ushant 1781
The battle took place about 150 miles off Ushant on the North-west coast of
Twelve ships-of-the-line from the Channel Fleet under Rear-Admiral Kempenfelt intercepted a large French convoy on its way to the West Indies. Which was escorted by 19 French ships-of-the-line.
Kempenfelt ordered a general chase and managed to capture 15 merchantmen, ending the action without loss.
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