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Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the Ville de Paris

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Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the Ville de Paris, 1782...Also the particulars of the
Sanguinary Engagement between His Majesty's ship Amethyst and the French National Frigate,
FIRST EDITION, title + 7-28 pages(complete as such), folding engraved frontispiece, sm. 8vo,
wrappers, Tegg, London, (1809)
In 1782, she fought in the Battle of St. Kitts as De Grasse's flagship. The Battle of the Saintes, 12
April 1782: At the Battle of the Saintes on 12 April 1782, the British fleet under Admiral Sir George Rodney defeated the French fleet under the Comte de Grasse, and captured Ville de Paris. The ship sank in September 1782 with other ships when the 1782 Central Atlantic hurricane hit the fleet off Newfoundland, Admiral Graves was leading back to England. Ville de Paris sank with the loss of all hands but one.