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Coog
03-13-2012, 10:58
On 13 March 1795 the 32-gun frigate HMS Lively captured the French frigate Tourterelle. Lively sighted three vessels and headed for the larger one, which tacked to meet her. After three hours of exchanging fire the French vessel was so disabled that she struck. She turned out to be the 28-gun frigate Tourterelle, under the command of Captain Guillaume S. A. Montalan. She had lost 16 men killed and 25 wounded; Lively had only two men wounded. Lively also captured the other two vessels that Tourterelle had been escorting. The British took Tourterelle into service. The Admiralty would recognize the action in 1847 with the award of the Naval General Service Medal with clasp "Lively 13 March 1795".

David Manley
03-13-2012, 15:56
Its also the anniversary of the battle of Lissa, 1811

csadn
03-13-2012, 18:33
On 13 March 1795 the 32-gun frigate HMS Lively captured the French frigate Tourterelle.[...]The Admiralty would recognize the action in 1847 [....]

Burro-crats.... :P

rrrreubanks
03-13-2012, 21:12
That's one of the cool things about this particular facet of gaming...you can use ships of other nations to add variety to your fleet.