Action of 22nd October 1758

2nd October 1758
Part of : Seven Years' War (1756/05/17 - 1763/02/10)
Previous action : Dreadnought v Le Palmier 2.9.1758
Next action : Action of 27 October 1758 27.10.1758


Great Britain (Royal Navy) - Broderick Hartwell (c.1714-1784)

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Lizard (28) Vincent Pearce (d.1759)

Royaume de France (Marine Royale)

Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Héroine (26)  Fleet Flagship escape capture
Le Hanovre (12)   Captured

Notes on Action

Description in London GazetteBG

An Account is also received from Captain Harwell, of His Majesty's Ship Lizard, that on the 2d Instant, cruizing off-Brest, became up with and engaged two French Frigates called L'Heroine and Duc d'Hanover, for more than an Hour, when L'Heroine, the largest, made all the sail , he could for the rocks near the opening of the Passage of Fontenoy  and then he wore down, and engaged the Duc d'Hanover , which Ship, in little more than half an Hour , struck : she mounted 14 carriages and several swivel guns.


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