H.M.S. Maidstone 1744-1747

By Marc Paillé, published August 1973


In 1747 Captain, later Admiral, Augustus Keppel’s ship HMS Maidstone ran aground during the chase of a French merchant ship. The incident is well documented in British sources, but is hardly mentioned in France. Searches in French archives have uncovered a report from a French merchant captain regarding the grounding of HMS Maidstone.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Austrian Succession
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies

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