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HMS Penelope disables Guillaume Tell 1830

HMS Penelope disables Guillaume Tell 1830

The large 80 gun ship of the line "Guillaume Tell" was initially only attacked by HMS Penelope, a 32 gun British frigate of the Amazon class, in the action off Malta on March 31 1830, "Penelope" was much inferior in gun power so maneuvered around Guillaume Tell's stern, to avoid a broadside, causing severe damage and delaying the French ship sufficiently for Berry to bring his squadron into action.

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