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David Hepper
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    They passed to the South of Sardinia
    Fleet sailed from Port Mahon 12 July 1718 (old style date) = 23 July new style
    17 / 28 July = “…we came in with the land of Sardinia and passed in sight of Cagliari, its capital…”
    20 / 31 July = arrived in the Bay of Naples

    [source: Pattee Byng’s Journal (NRS London 1950) pp. 9 – 10]