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- March 2004 edition of the Naval Historical Review (all rights reserved)
For his part, the French Lieutenant Richer was promoted two steps for his brilliant victory that day.
Ambuscade was herself a captured French ship, the Embuscade. It is interesting to note that the last British frigate named Ambuscade fought with honour during the Falklands War in 1982.
Editor’s Note: The epic film “Master and Commander” revives the drama of the Royal Navy’s constant vigilance on blockade and in action during the long period of the French Napoleonic Wars 1789 – 1815.