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Old 22-08-2015, 10:19 PM   #9
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Arrow Lizard Battle

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On 20 October 1707 a large merchant fleet consisting of 80 to 130 English ships left Plymouth for Portugal with supplies for the war in Spain.. There were 5 escorting English ships under command of Commodore Edwards..The next day near Lizard Point they were spotted by 2 French squadrons of 6 ships each.. Technically Forbin was the senior French officer, but Duguay-Trouin was the more aggressive, and his ships led the attack and suffered most of the damage, after Forbin's had discovered the British convoy..This battle was almost a complete victory for the French; the 80-gun Cumberland and the 50-gun ships Chester and Ruby were taken, but Royal Oak escaped into Kinsale with a few merchantmen. The 80-gun Devonshire defended herself for several hours against se7en French ships until she caught fire and blew up, only three men escaping out of 500..Polpeor Cove is a small cove to the east of Lizard Point..The area is famous for its carved serpentine items, which range from ornaments to the pump handles in the local public house, the Lizard Inn...

War of the Spanish Succession...

Lizard Point is for many ships the starting point of their ocean passage and a notorious shipping hazard.. The Lizard Lighthouse is situated at Lizard Point. Immediately below the lighthouse, situated in what used to be a hotel, is the YHA Lizard Youth Hostel.. Lizard Point is situated within Caerthillian to Kennack (Site of Special Scientific Interest), noted for its biological and geological interest.. Polpeor Cove is a small cove to the east of Lizard Point..The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) operates The Lizard lifeboat station at Kilcobben Cove, 2 miles (3 km) northeast of Lizard Point.. A Tyne class lifeboat is housed in a large boathouse at the base of the cliff.. The station features a funicular line to transport lifeboat crews from the boathouse to the clifftop station car park..The biggest rescue in the RNLI's history was 17 March 1907 when the 12,000 tonne liner SS Suevic hit the Maenheere Reef near Lizard Point.. In a strong gale and dense fog RNLI lifeboat volunteers rescued 456 passengers, including se7enty babies.. Crews from The Lizard, Cadgwith, Coverack and Porthleven rowed out repeatedly for 16 hours to rescue all of the people on board..Six silver RNLI medals were later awarded, two to Suevic crew members... think I saw something I couldn't possibly have seen..Like what?.What was it?..Bring back life form.. Priority One.. All other priorities rescinded.. I repeat, all other priorities are rescinded...

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