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Captain John Macbride, Part 2: The Artois Connection, 1780-81
Captain John Macbride, Part 2: The Artois Connection, 1780-81 In Part 1 of this article we saw Captain John Macbride (1735-1800), then captain of the 64-gun third rate ship-of-the-line HMS Bienfaisant distinguishing himself by an act of chivalry in the aftermath of the First Battle of Saint Vincent in January 1780. (Click here