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    Default AAR. Scenario 12 For King and Country. Bligh.





    The battle of Anguilla. A Frigate Captain's eye view.


    Taken from the Captain's Log of the Frigate Amelia. Captain James Roberts.



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    5.24 am. Sail first sighted by Amelia.

    5.40 Sails made out as French SOL.



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    6.00 Amelia sights British Squadron and makes "5 French sail of Line Sighted 15 miles ENE of your position" to Rear Admiral Jackson aboard Flagship HMS Hibernia.

    Jackson makes Received and signals Amelia to take up position as Repeater Frigate to Windward of Squadron.



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    6.43 Masthead lookout now reports Enemy in sight and heading to cross bows of British Squadron.


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    9.15 Opposing Squadrons close and first shots fired from Leadin British ship Vanguard.


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    9.17 French Reply.

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    9.23 French line wears in succession.

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    Jackson signals for rear of British Squadron to cut the French Line.


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    9.30 Flag signals General Action, followed by, Engage enemy closely.


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    9.34 Defence is bow raked by Generaux, Goes aboard her and boards.

    Much firing from the tops is observed.

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    9.40 Generaux's Captain is wounded in the mle and shortly after 9.43 she strikes to the Defence.
    Vanguard pulls out of battle line, crew decimated.

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    9.45. Orient goes aboard Generaux is entangled, and attempts to retake Generaux in a counter boarding action.
    Vanguard is raked at long range by Orient.


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    In turn Orient is Raked by Hibernia and Broadsided by Goliath.


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    9.50 With half her crew involved in boarding Generaux, and many more dead or wounded she strikes to Hibernia which has now lost its main in the action.



    10.05 Commerce de Bordeaux is raked fore and aft by Hibernia and Vanguard. Set on fire, the order to abandon ship is given.

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    Shortly after 10.17 she explodes. Many hands are lost including her Captain and First Officer.

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    10.06 Zealous, Goliath and Imperial exchange fire. Imperial's Captain is wounded.

    Le Berwick attempts to aid the Imperial, and as she approaches is raked by the Frigate HMs Concorde. Her Captain Charles Dymock, now deeming it safe to do so and escape without damage in a following wind.


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    10 .17 Just as the Commerce de Bordeaux explodes, Royal Sovereign is attacked on both Quarters by Berwick and Imperial. She delivers a destructive broadside with all batteries into both ships, starting a fire on the Imperial.


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    Return fire reduces the Sovereign to a dismasted hulk, Captain Stewart is cut in half by chain shot on the quarterdeck, and a fire springs up amidships. The First Lt. orders the colours to be nailed to the stump of the Mizzen mast, and then the crew abandon ship.

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    10. 26 Sovereign heels over and sinks.
    10.30 Very close to her and still ablaze Imperial sinks at 10.38.



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    10.49 Le Berwick fires on Zealous and runs for safety, pursued by Zealous, who cannot fire because she was caught in stays and taken aback on her previous manoeuvre.


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    11. 10 Finally Zealous runs down Le Berwick and sets he on fire. Reduced to a hulk as the crew put out the fire she also strikes.


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    Thus ended the battle of Anguilla.


    Bligh.

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    The Butcher's Bill.


    British Squadron. Rear Admiral Thomas Jackson.


    Flagship HMS Hibernia. Slight damage lost Foremast. 50 crew dead or wounded.

    HMS Royal Sovereign. Cpt. Roderick Stewart. Sunk. 205 crew dead or wounded. 20 missing. Captain mortally wounded. Sinks Imperial.

    HMS Vanguard. Cpt. John Merrick. 50% damage 225 crew dead or wounded. sinks Commerce de Bordeaux.

    HMS Amelia. Cpt. Commander James Roberts. No damage. No crew loss.

    HMS Concorde. Cpt. James Dymock. No damage. No crew loss.

    HMS Defence. Cpt. Rufus Taylor Moderate damage 125 crew dead and wounded. Captures Generaux.
    HMS Zealous. Cpt. Josiah Mainwaring . Slight damage. 125 crew dead and wounded. Captures Le Berwick.

    HMS Goliath. Cpt. Peter Townsend. Captain wounded. 50% damage. 125 dead or wounded. Captures Goliath.


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    French Squadron. Commander Contre-Amiral Henri Purcell.

    Le Berwick. Capitaine de vaisseau Claude Debussy. Severely damaged Struck to Zealous.

    Imperial. Capitaine de vaisseau Hector Berlioz. Sunk by Royal Sovereign.

    Commerce de Bordeaux. Capitaine de vaisseau Etienne Mehul. Attacked by Vanguard. Exploded. Cpt. killed.

    Orient. Capitaine de vaisseau Camille Saint-Saens. Strikes to Goliath.

    Generaux. Capitaine de vaisseau Leo Delibes. Slight damage. Crew annihilated. Struck to Defence.


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    Bligh.
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    What a battle to finish the year Rob. Great action and a neat way to r e port the action. I'll get the results posted up after tomorrow's shindig.

    Neil

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    Cheers Neil.
    It was so complex I felt that it was the best way to do the report.
    Have a Very Happy Christmas.
    Rob.

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    Results posted Rob. If you take Captain Stewart across he's dead?

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    Now that the last mission is done. I will rescind his sailing orders and pick a new captain Neil.
    I will dispatch Captain Rufus Taylor in his stead.
    Signed on behalf of the Admiralty Board.
    Admiral Jackson.

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    No problem Rob. Sheet amended.

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