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    Great story. It wasn't clear, the breeze allowed them to position astern and rake them for 20 minutes... they must have stayed in position with the oars? Never heard of anyone rowing into position before. What an action!

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    A very interesting article Bill.
    What an unequal fight!
    Just goes to show what good seamanship and a bit of luck can achieve.
    The Slavers gunnery must have been dire to come of so badly after all the early advantages and broadsides that the Black Joke had to endure.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    An interesting article, thank you for sharing the link, Bill

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