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    Thank you very much for your Rep for this AAR...

    Thank you very much for your Rep for this AAR Gary.

    Rob.
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    My days of being able to put away 8 pints of beer...

    My days of being able to put away 8 pints of beer a day are long gone Jonas. These days it's usually a G&t before bedtime.:wink:

    Rob.
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    Thanks for the heads up Gary. I went straight to...

    Thanks for the heads up Gary.
    I went straight to Kindle and bought a copy. I like a good yarn woven around my research, It helps to keep things fresh.

    Rob.
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    :question: Now that is an idea Eric. Rob.:wink:

    :question: Now that is an idea Eric.
    Rob.:wink:
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    Thus victory just went to a very badly mauled...

    Thus victory just went to a very badly mauled Thetis, and Captain Tornqvist ploy of opening the battle paid off, although, looking at the devastation all around his ship, he secretly felt that he...
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    Despite the exchange being fairly even and the...

    Despite the exchange being fairly even and the Thetis catching fire, her return broadside did for the last of the crew, and the survivors could be seen manning her one remaining ships boat or simply...
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    There was now no escape and as Thetis came...

    There was now no escape and as Thetis came alongside Jirum the two ships blazed away at each other at close range.
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    This caused Jirum to tack once more and closed...

    This caused Jirum to tack once more and closed the distance between the two ships even further.
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    It was at this point that the wind resumed its...

    It was at this point that the wind resumed its Easterly direction and also became much stronger heralding a forthcoming change in the weather.
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    This time Captain Tornqvist was not taken in and...

    This time Captain Tornqvist was not taken in and forced Jirum to resume its original heading.
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    Very soon she was closing again as the Jirum’s...

    Very soon she was closing again as the Jirum’s captain tried yet another ploy.
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    Thetis now tacked through the eye of the wind...

    Thetis now tacked through the eye of the wind herself, and continued her pursuit although she had lost ground by the unexpected change in direction.
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    For a moment Thetis was caught on the wrong tack...

    For a moment Thetis was caught on the wrong tack but her Master Gunner was not fazed and managed to get off a long shot sweeping the deck which reduced Jirum’s crew still further.
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    As Thetis closed Jirum seemed to be running from...

    As Thetis closed Jirum seemed to be running from the Frigate, but suddenly jibed directly into the wind.
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    Tornqvist now went on the offensive and came...

    Tornqvist now went on the offensive and came about in pursuit of the Jirum.
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    As the ships turned to take advantage of this...

    As the ships turned to take advantage of this shift it brought them both broadside on and they again exchanged fire, both sustaining hull damage below the waterline which entailed crews being...
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    What now became apparent to both captains was...

    What now became apparent to both captains was that a battle of attrition was about to commence. Could Jirum with superior fire power sink the Thetis before the Swedish could disable her own rapidly...
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    Although Thetis on the turn managed to return...

    Although Thetis on the turn managed to return fire it did little real damage to the Jirum, although what was significant was the loss of more of her crew.
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    This move was, however, unsuccessful as Jirum’s...

    This move was, however, unsuccessful as Jirum’s captain was turning slightly away and this allowed him to just bring his double shotted first broadside to bear. The damage inflicted was severe to the...
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    Thetis now came about to Starboard to avoid the...

    Thetis now came about to Starboard to avoid the Jirum crossing her stern and returning the honours.
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    As the Thetis crossed the bows of the...

    As the Thetis crossed the bows of the Tripolitanian at very close range he opened fire with double shotted grape.



    The effect was devastating among the packed deck full of boarders and...
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    Captain Tornqvist knew that the Jirum’s Captain...

    Captain Tornqvist knew that the Jirum’s Captain had been shaping his course to intercept and board the Frigate, with the overwhelmingly superior numbers of crewmen at his disposal.
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    The ships master readied the sails, and as the...

    The ships master readied the sails, and as the two decker closed, the drogue was cut free allowing the Frigate to rapidly change course as the helmsman spun the wheel hard over.
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    Now totally out of sight of land Captain...

    Now totally out of sight of land Captain Tornqvist prepared his masterstroke.
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