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, https://archive.org/details/trialhonourable00blangoog
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