Encounter between Belle-Poule and two british 74

7th January 1778
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Alert vs Lexington 19.9.1777
Next action : Action of 1778-03-07 7.3.1778

 

Royaume de France (Marine Royale)

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Belle Poule (32) Chevalier Charles de Bernard de Marigny (1740-1816)
 

Great Britain (Royal Navy)

 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Courageux (74) Samuel Hood (1724-1816)
Hector (74) Sir John Hamilton (1st Baronet of Trebinshun House) (1726-1784)
 

Notes on Action


DescriptionEWIKI

The British ships of the line stopped her and demanded to inspect her.

The french captain answered"I am the Belle Poule, frigate of the King of France; I sail from sea and I sail to sea. Vessels of the King, my master, never allow inspections"

The British offered apologies and let the frigate sail through.



Sources


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EWIKIWikipediaVarious, Web Site

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