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Quiberon Bay

Battle Name : Quiberon Bay

Date(s) : 23 June 1795

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the First Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for British Fleet over French Fleet

Type of battle : Sea


The French force consisted of 12 ships of the line plus frigates, the British had 17 ships of the line plus figates. The French under Vice-Admiral Villaret-Joyeuse had been intending to enter Brest but coming upon the British fleet he ran for Lorient.
Vice-Admiral Lord Bridport ordered a general chase but only eight British ships were able to make contact. Bridport called off the action, some say prematurely, because of the nearness of the French coast.


Twenty miles or so southwest to south of the port of Lorient, western France.

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