ortegal cape

Battle of Cape Ortegal

The Battle of Cape Ortegal (3 November 1805) off Cape Ortegal in north-west Spain was the final action of the Trafalgar campaign. British Rear Admiral Sir Richard Strachan, with Caesar, Hero, Courageux, Namur and four frigates, defeated and captured a French squadron (Formidable, Scipion, Duguay-Trouin and Mont Blanc) under Rear Admiral Pierre Dumanoir le Pelley that had escaped from the Battle of Trafalgar two weeks previously.

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