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Newbury -> 1660 Revenge
|Nationality||Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland|
|Shipyard||Limehouse - London||B028|
|Ship Type||Ship of the Line|
|Sailing Rig||Ship Rigged|
Cruising off Formentera in company with the Little Victory (28) fireship, 12, Captain Leonard Harris (d.1680) , when, on the 14th, she sighted three sail, two Algerine men-of-war and their prize. The Revenge was disguised in hopes that the enemy would allow her to come up with them; but in vain.
The pirates saw through his device, and the Revenge was a heavy sailer. For three days the chase continued. During that period Spragge transferred a hundred of his men and some extra ammunition to the Little Victory, which, by means of her sweeps, at length overhauled one of the pirates, a ship of twenty-eight guns, and then so impeded her that the Revenge was ultimately able to prevent her escape. The enemy ran herself ashore; but was boarded, and got off undamaged. The other ships, having previously parted company, were no more seen.TRN2
|From||Until||Fleet||Fleet Commander||Source||1659||1659||British Baltic Fleet 1659||Edward Montagu (d.1672)|