Come and ask, answer or inform.
Royaume de France (Marine Royale)
|Name : La Belle Poule (32)||Chevalier Charles de Bernard de Marigny (1740-1816)|
Great Britain (Royal Navy)
|Name : Courageux (74)||Samuel Hood (1724-1816)|
|Name : Hector (74)||Sir John Hamilton (1st Baronet of Trebinshun House) (1726-1784)|
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.