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1794 Excerpt: ...or seventy guns, was funk. On the second dav five
thins, whose names are not given, arc said to have been stink. On
the evening of this day the Royal Prince grounded on the Galloper
and was burnt the next morning. On the last djy mto port, and refit
their ships at leisure, without exposing the nation to those
depredations, and mischiefs, defeat would certainly have
occasioned. Deprived, but for a short period, of that reward which
should ever accom fany such heroism, he did not long continue
inactive, laving with the utmost expedition refitted his shattered
ships, and being also reinforced by some which had not been in the
late action, he put to sea a second time on the 19th of-jury, and
on the 25th gained a most signal victory over the Dutch, under the
command of his former antagonist De Ruyter, having taken or
destroyed upwards of twenty men of war. The consequence of
this.glorious advantage was considerably greater than the victory
itself; the destruction of the Dutch convoy, consisting of two men
of war and upwards of 150 merchant ships, laying within the islands
Ulie and Schelling. The the English, now joined by prince Rupert,
are said to have retired, leaving behind them four men of war, the
Bull, the Essex, the Clove Tree, and Convertine; making the loss of
the English, in the whole, amount to fifteen ships; and, as a
conclusion, they modeQly add, in these fights the English have
lost, at least, twcniy-thiee ships, burnt and taken." We must beg
leave to remark, however, that one of the Aips said to have been
taken, the Seven Oakes, never existed. By the English accounts, the
loss sustained is confined to the Royal Prince, the St. Paul, and
two other bad failing ships burnt, the three last by the command of
the duke of Albemarle himself, and the ...
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