Lord Howe's action, or the Glorious First of June 1795

Lord Howe's action, or the Glorious First of June 1795
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  1. HMS Impregnable (1786)

    Battle Honours:  Glorious First of June Warship type:  Ship-of-the-line ...

     

  2. HMS Thunderer (1783)

    Battle Honours:  Glorious First of June Battle of Cape Finisterre Battle of Trafalgar Dardanelles ...

     

  3. HMS Barfleur (1768)

    ... Battle of the Saintes Battle of the Mona Passage Glorious First of June Battle of Groix Battle of Cape St. Vincent Battle of ...

     

  4. HMS Queen Charlotte (1790)

    Battle Honours:  Battle of the Glorious First of June Battle of Groix ...

     

  5. Captain Matthew Flinders RN (16 March 1774 – 19 July 1814) was a distinguished navigator and cartographer, who was the first to circumnavigate Australia and identify it as a continent.

    ... in Lincolnshire, on the 16th of March 1774. Matthew was at first designed to follow his father’s profession of surgeon, but his ... after serving in the HMS Bellerophon during Lord Howe’s “glorious first of June” (1794) off Ushant, Flinders went out in 1795 as ...

     

  6. HMS Marlborough (1767)

    Battle Honours:  Battle of Cape St Vincent Battle of the Saintes Glorious First of June Warship type:  ...

     

  7. HMS Montagu (1779)

    Battle Honours:  Battle of Cape St Vincent Glorious First of June Warship type:  ...

     

  8. HMS Impregnable (1786)

    Battle Honours:  Glorious First of June Warship type:  Ship-of-the-line ...

     

  9. HMS Thunderer (1783)

    Battle Honours:  Glorious First of June Battle of Cape Finisterre Battle of Trafalgar Dardanelles ...

     

  10. HMS Barfleur (1768)

    ... Battle of the Saintes Battle of the Mona Passage Glorious First of June Battle of Groix Battle of Cape St. Vincent Battle of ...

     

  11. HMS Invincible (1765)

    Battle Honours:  Battle of Cape St. Vincent Battle of the Chesapeake Battle of St. Kitts Glorious First of June Warship type:  ...

     

  12. HMS Russell (1764)

    Battle Honours:  Battle of the Saintes Glorious First of June Battle of Groix Battle of Camperdown ...

     

  13. HMS Brunswick (1790)

    Battle Honours:  Glorious First of June Warship type:  Third Rate ...

     

The first major sea battle of the wars against France that would go on until 1815 was fought at the height of the Terror. The French intent to invade was clear and Britain needed the Navy to defend its homeland ... the French marked their commitment to the Revolution by painting hulls red, for the blood of the aristocrats. The resulting battle ... the British took seven ships and thousands of Frenchmen died or were captured.

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