Author Results for R.C. Saxby

The Escape of Admiral Bruix from Brest

By R.C. Saxby

This article examines the breakout of a French fleet from Brest in April 1799. Major issues considered include the French decision to relieve their forces in Egypt, their preparatory months supplying Brest, and the Admiralty’s underestimating the import of these preparations. Other factors were the British blockading squadron’s unaddressed shortage of frigates; errors of deployment […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Napoleonic War | English Channel | French Revolution
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Harbours & Dockyards | Navies | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Strategy & Diplomacy