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200 years today: Hebrus wh L'Etiole

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200 years today: Hebrus wh L'Etiole

Postby paul802d » March 27th, 2014, 2:16 pm

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Today (27th March 2014) - marked 200 years to the day HMS Hebrus captured MNF L'Etoile in which is thought to be the last ever frigate on frigate action. My Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather was on board HMS Hebrus. To mark the anniversary I organised my very own little exhibition/viewing of the captured French Ensign held at the Royal MAritime Museum. Not sure this little event qualifies for this section of the forum but nevertheless I enjoyed the moment and wanted to share it with those who would appreciate such a thing.
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Re: 200 years today: Hebrus wh L'Etiole

Postby OXFORDMON » March 27th, 2014, 2:43 pm

Paul I think that more than qualifies! Super thing for you to see, thanks for sharing :)

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Re: 200 years today: Hebrus wh L'Etiole

Postby Mark » March 27th, 2014, 4:37 pm

Definitely qualifies! And what a great way to remember it too! :)

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Re: 200 years today: Hebrus wh L'Etiole

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » March 28th, 2014, 8:51 am

What a wonderful occasion for you Paul. The RMM must have been pleased to have you aboard.

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