Whitby, Off

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  • Robert Beatson, Naval and Military Memoirs of Great Britain from 1727 to 1783, Vol.V, Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, Edinburgh, 1804.
    In reward for this gallant action, Lieutenant Macdougal was made a Master and Commander. Mr. Macdougal fell in with this privateer at half past nine in the morning, on the first of August [1781], about six leagues off Whitby, standing in for the shore ; and immediately gave chace to her. He foon perceived that the cutter was in chace of the Flying Fish, which she continued until she got within gun shot, when she hauled her wind. At ten minutes past ten, his Majesty's cutter got within pistol shot of her, when it fell quite calm, so that they were obliged to work the vessel with her sweeps. At fifteen minutes past ten, they brought the enemy to action, which continued at that distance till ten minutes past one, when she surrendered.

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