American Revolution Podcast

ARP194 Battle of Ushant

March 28, 2021

British Admiral Augustus Keppel and French Admiral Louis Guillouet, the comte d'Orvilliers lead fleets into the Atlantic.  Each hope to destroy the other's fleet.

After a relatively inconclusive battle at sea both battered fleets return to port.  Disputes between top officers end careers on both sides.  British Admirals Keppel and Palliser create a rift that divides naval officers and political leaders for a generation.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Syrett, David The Royal Navy in European Waters During the American Revolutionary War, Univ. of South Carolina Press, 1998

Online Recommendation of the Week: The Trial of the Honourable Augustus Keppel, Admiral of the Blue Squadron: At a Court Martial,

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