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  1. AAR: Duty and Daring - Danger and Determination



    Captain Frederick Wentworth had been lucky. He had managed to take Océan, a 120 gun, first rate ship of the line with his heavy frigate HMS Indefatigable. Sure, the battery he took with the extra detachment marines did lend him a most valuable hand, and the leeward shore had made the enemy vessels maneuvering very limited, but he had done it. He had done the impossible.

    But now his luck had changed. ...

    Updated 06-24-2015 at 10:38 by TexaS

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  2. AAR: Our ships were British oak, and hearts of oak our men - and nerves of iron.

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    The squadron

    The signal "All captains come aboard" had been hoisted from the mizzen mast of the first rate ship of the line, HMS Queen Charlotte and a course of action had been decided and delegated. It was followed by a dinner that had reached the desserts. Commodore Croft, the host of the evening, turned to Harrington.
    - "Your capture did save us a lot of trouble, Harrington! Now we have an idea of what the french is up ...

    Updated 04-23-2015 at 04:20 by TexaS

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  3. AAR: When the Fog Lifts - The other way Mr. Collins

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    His mission, searching for a messenger's ship, would by some frigate captains be considered boring work, but for Commander Peter Harrington it was a welcome change from his blockade duty. It was a frigate called Courageuse, a 32 gun ship as his own HMS Castor, and it had been sighted sailing for those waters. But the weather had worsened and before the sun set a heavy fog had rolled in. Despite a steady wind, the fog had stubbornly clung to the ship all ...
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