Speedy vs. El Gamo

In one of the most brilliant single-ship actions ever fought, Thomas captured El Gamo in the Mediterranean in 1801, while a young Master and Commander of the Speedy.

At the time of the engagement, Speedy mounted 14 guns, with a crew of 54 men, while El Gamo mounted 32 guns, serviced by a crew of 319 men.
An early draft of my book included my version of this famous battle. As early readers liked these vignettes of Thomas’ life, you can click here if you wish to read this one – see the section on Thomas for all of them.

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