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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 HartwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1784

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Lizard (28) 1757-1828
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
Vincent PearceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1760

Royaume de France (Marine Royale)

Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Héroine (26) 1752-1779
French 26 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
Charles de Brémond (Marquis D'Ars)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1759
Fleet Flagship escape capture
Le Hanovre (12) 1757-1758
French 12 Gun
Unrated Corvette

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.


BGThe London GazetteOfficial, Web Site

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