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David Hepper
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    HMS CHARON was set on fire by red-hot shot from shore batteries at Yorktown in 1781 as was HMS HERMES at Mobile Bay in 1814.
    The French used red-hot shot during the re-occupation of Toulon in 1793, setting fire to a Floating Battery used by the RN