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Guillaume Tell

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Guillaume Tell

Malta, 2006, 29 c. 14 14 (1/4). multicoloured

Catalogues:
Michel: 1464
Scott: 1252
Stanley Gibbons: 1491
Yvert et Tellier: 1422

The French 84-gun Guillaume Tell escaped from the Battle of the Nile to seek shelter in Valletta after the defeat by Admiral Horatio Nelson in Aboukir Bay. The ship attempted to escape during the night of 29-30 March 1800 but was engaged by the 44-gun frigate HMS Penelope, the 64-gun Lion and the 80-gun Foudroyant which dismasted the French vessel. She was towed to Syracuse for repairs, and joined the British Fleet as HMS Malta.


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