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Old 02-26-2012
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Curiously the French also have a replica of a corsair boat, exactly from the same year, La Renard:


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Vidéo Ina - Lancement du Renard des mers à St Malo pendant le Festival Etonnants voyageurs, vidéo Lancement du Renard des mers à St Malo pendant le Festival Etonnants voyageurs, vidéo Art et Culture Musique - Archives vidéos Art et Culture Musique :




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In what regards sailing movies the Lynx win hands down, in what regards historical naval battles, le Renard wins easely, what about a race to have a tie

The Renard (Fox) was a boat armed by one of the most famous French corsair, Robert Surcouf. Under the command of captain Leroux-Desrochettes la Renard with a 46 crew fought and destroyed the much bigger Btitish navy boat Alphea with a crew of 80.

The battle was terrible and in September 9, 1813, in the dead of night, they fought for 4 hours till Alphea got blown out of the water by an explosion.

The Renard returned to Saint Malo sailed by the only 6 crew that were not dead or seriously wounded. They lost more than half of its crew, including the Captain.

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