Document: Memoires d’un Protestant

By Jean Martulle de Bergerac, published May 1954


A French galley slave’s description of an engagement in the Thames estuary between a fleet of French galleys under the command of Captain M. de Langeron of the French Navy and a British convoy under the protection of HMS Nightingale (frigate 36 guns) on 5 September 1708. De Bergerac was a galley slave in the ship commanded by de Langeron

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Filed under: Spanish Succession | North Sea
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines | Navies

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