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Bligh
04-13-2020, 13:03
Captain Kiwi AAR.

HMS Amelia closes with the coast just out of range from the forts in the small hours of the morning.

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Reducing speed, her cutting out crews take to the ships boats towing astern.

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With muffled oars they head for the harbour.
Amelia comes about to avoid being spotted when dawn breaks.

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As the crews pass the forts on the headland this triggers a card to be drawn from the deck of incidents. Luckily they are not spotted by the sentries.

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As the boats approach the boom, they hear muffled sounds from the Picket boat as it heads away from them.

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With the draw of another card they force the boom without being spotted.

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Working their way stealthily across the harbour the boats approach their objective.

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The boats split forces, with one going alongside the Alligator, whilst the Marines and the rest of the sailors approach the Courageous.

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The Alligator is subdued without any problem, but the Courageous crew are disturbed. This triggers another card to see if a fight ensues.

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Fortunately the crew are overcome without sounding the alarm, and both ships anchor cables are cut and sails set.

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Both ships head for the harbour entrance just as false dawn breaks.

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As the light improves, they are spotted by a lookout in the tower on the harbour wall.

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As the two ships pass the forts, Captain Kiwi flys a French flag to try and fool the gunners.

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The ploy fails and the ships come under fire which they return.

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A running fight now takes place.

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Having now moved into long range the Amelia gives covering fire.

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She receives some return fire from the Forts and catches fire.

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With dawn now well and truly approaching she heads out of range leading the prizes.

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As the ships get out of range Courageous receives a parting shot from the forts.

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Mission achieved.

Captain Kiwi.

Bligh
04-13-2020, 14:05
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